Video: Sixers’ Jimmy Butler disrupts J.J. Redick during postgame presser
In their first matchup since one of the more crazed trade deadlines in recent memory, the Philadelphia 76ers notched a win against the Denver Nuggets. Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott all made their debuts since being dealt to Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick’s Sixers squad on Wednesday.
Most importantly, Redick netted a season-high 34 points. The 13-year veteran guard has pieced together another stellar season for the Sixers. He is currently averaging 18.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while sinking 3.1 shots from the 3-point area per contest.
Redick, 34, has been sort of an afterthought since the Sixers finalized their blockbuster move this week. But that didn’t seem to have any negative effect on him before, during, or after Friday’s game.
Perhaps Butler, who pitched in with 22 points himself against Denver, will be able to enlighten us on why Redick isn’t participating in the 3-Point Contest next weekend.
Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick are officially best friends. pic.twitter.com/aLvh7P4JL3
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 9, 2019
Redick’s performance serves as a major caveat to those who have grown weary in his presence on the floor this season. He’s going to continue being a lethal option in head coach Brett Brown’s offense, no matter who joins the roster.
Tobias Harris finished with an encouraging 14-point showing with eight rebounds, followed by Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott each getting themselves on the board in scoring.
“You couldn’t ask for any better,” Harris told Rob Maaddi of The Associated Press. “To play like that, get that reaction from fans, it meant a lot to me. It was awesome. Feels good to be appreciated.”
The Sixers and their new trio of assets will look to continue building on the chemistry as more time passes.