There's a Jimmy Butler story making the rounds and it would not contain his commerce calls for or sitting out a recreation as a consequence of "basic soreness." Instead, it is only a case of Butler being a very good pal and teammate.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had a day without work in Los Angeles yesterday in between video games in opposition to the Clippers and Lakers, and level guard Tyus Jones needed to look at his youthful brother, Tre Jones, make his Duke debut in particular person on the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. The drawback was, Jones could not discover any flights that may get him to the Duke vs Kentucky recreation, and again to L.A. in time for Wednesday evening's recreation in opposition to the Lakers.
According to The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski, that is when Butler stepped in and chartered a non-public jet for the 2 of them. Jimmy ended up not with the ability to make the journey, however Jones took the flight himself and watched from the group as his Duke Blue Devils torched the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats.
Tre Jones, considered one of Duke's 4 star prospects, completed with six factors and 6 assists whereas fellow freshmen Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish mixed for 83 factors. The 4 stars outscored the Wildcats by themselves, because the Blue Devils cruised to a 118-84 victory.