Brown says Butler may be “vocal,” but did not cross the line.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) January 6, 2019
Per the AP:
“I didn’t feel like any of that crossed the line,” Brown said. “He’s vocal. He’s all in and he has opinions, but it’s instigated by me. None of this should surprise anybody. He’s got opinions. He wants to be heard. And he should be heard.”
Butler’s contention is that he would like to be used more in pick-and-roll or isolation situations offensively, but those aren’t hallmarks of Brown’s offense.
“You can’t always win on your own terms,” Brown said.
Brown said that he would like to accommodate Butler’s request as much as he can without completely altering his system and what he thinks will work for the 76ers’ other stars.
“The team part of this is my true north,” he said.