Jimmy Butler free agency rumors: Wing ‘has interest in being’ Lakers’ third star While the 76ers are also reportedly interested in keeping Butler, he also has been linked to the Lakers and Nets. He is expected to visit Miami Sunday before meeting with the Rockets in Los Angeles next week, according to an ESPN report. Butler is in hot pursuit of a big deal.Sources: Jimmy Butler expected to meet the Miami Heat in South Fla. Sunday. Butler/Rockets meeting likely early week in LA. Sixers haven’t ruled out working with Butler on sign-and-trades, which Miami and Houston need to acquire the All-Star guard.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019“Hopefully I’ll get a max contract anywhere I choose to go,” Butler told reporters about his free agency last month. “You always want to be able to win, I think that’s key for sure. You’re looking at coaches, you’re looking at the city. There’s a lot that goes into it.” Related News Jimmy Butler rumors: 76ers ‘likely’ open to sign-and-trade scenario with Rockets Jimmy Butler is “very interested” in signing with the Heat when free agency begins Sunday, according to the Associated Press.It would likely have to be a sign-and-trade scenario, similar to the type of deal that has been speculated between Butler and the Rockets. That type of offer would be the only way the Heat could obtain Butler because their cap situation prevents them from signing him as a free agent, Heat Nation notes. NBA trade rumors: Rockets won’t deal Clint Capela until they potentially secure Jimmy Butler He began the season with the Timberwolves before he was dealt to the 76ers in mid-November. He averaged 18.2 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 33.8% from 3-point range in 55 regular season games with Philadelphia. Butler helped the 76ers reach the Eastern Conference semifinals before they fell to the Raptors in seven games.As expected, he declined his player option that was worth more than $19 million for the 2019-20 season.
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness is said to be furious after being accused of “abuse of players” after asking a player to line out during his college exams.Dublin City University student and Donegal player Martin McElhinney got injured while warming up for a challenge game against Monaghan yesterday.McElhinney had been given time off for DCU’s game against Meath in the O’Byrne Cup because of upcoming exams. However he was called up to play for Donegal instead and picked up an ankle injury in Clones.DCU manager Niall Moyna has now accused McGuinness ofMoyna told RTÉ Radio: “Martin is in the middle of his examinations at the moment. I spoke to Martin this morning before we left, but I only found out at 5:15pm that the management team at Donegal demanded that he go play a challenge game against Monaghan today.“What annoys me is not so much that he had to play the game, but that it is in the middle of his examinations when we have purposefully given him time off. So he lost the whole day, went up to Clones, and turned on his ankle in the warm-up, and we didn’t have him tonight. “He wouldn’t have played tonight [for DCU] if we known he had played today [for Donegal], and I think there is something wrong there. We talk about player welfare and that is abuse of players.“I understand the pressure that inter-county managers are under, but to ask a player to go play a game the same day they knew he had a semi-final that evening and in the week that he is studying for his exams is an important issue that needs to be addressed.”Moyna wants GAA officials to look further into the issue of player welfare and wants to speak to McGuinness about McElhinney’s selection.“I didn’t get the chance [to talk to Jim McGuinness] and I would like to. Martin was extremely upset and really the players are a pawn in this. Martin McElhinney hasn’t signed a contract with anyone.“I don’t own him and Jim McGuinness does not own him. He is an amateur player, playing in an amateur organisation, trying to get an education and we should be facilitating that.” McGuinness is understood to be furious by Moyna’s reaction.“Jim McGuinness played a lot of student football and knows the demands on college players“He would never have put a player in a position that they thought they had to play. He’s is outraged by Moyna’s comments,” said the source.MCGUINNESS FURIOUS OVER CLAIMS THAT HE ABUSED PLAYERS was last modified: January 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJim McGuinnessMartin McElhinney