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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler said he had five teams interested in him while he was in Phoenix and he narrowed it down to two — the Lakers and Warriors. He said it was a tough decision but he thought about seeing himself in a Lakers uniform and picked LA.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook participated in practice, though the Thunder didn't do any contact. He's "doing more and more each day," Billy Donovan says, like running, cutting, etc. Sounds like he's getting close, but it's unclear on his availability for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Wild, random stat: Only 5% of Clippers shots have been corner 3s, 2nd-lowest in league. They have made 56% (!!!!) of them, tops by a mile.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Elton Brand says the team will be looking for shooting going forward and he will continue to evaluate the market. He says the Sixers have gotten tons of calls. Seems like Philadelphia could be a landing spot for Knicks veteran Courtney Lee.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Elton Brand was asked about his assessment of Markelle Fultz and how the trade may impact him. He says a trade for a player like Butler will always impact the rest of the roster but says Fultz's role will be determined by head coach Brett Brown.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler: "Jo [Embiid] on social media is a special work of art."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Philadelphia currently has 14 players on traditional NBA contracts after the Butler trade. Sixers GM Elton Brand says the team can make a significant impact with its open roster spot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Elton Brand says he hopes that Jimmy Butler sees the Sixers as a long-term fit and hopes that the Sixers ultimately see Butler as a long-term fit. It seems clear that both sides will use the rest of the season as a period of evaluation. Butler can become a free agent this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Elton Brand said he spoke regularly with Minnesota once Jimmy Butler became available via trade.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Elton Brand: "I made this move because I feel it's what's best for our team. We have a championship window, and it's important for us to capitalize on that. ... Jimmy is one of the best players in the league, hands down."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Elton Brand: "We have a championship window. And it's important to us to do whatever we can to capitalize on it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers co-owner Josh Harris: "My commitment to this city is that I and our team will do our best to bring a championship to the city of Philadelphia." Harris believes the Butler trade brings the Sixers closer to that goal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sixers are playing a video of Jimmy Butler highlights on two screens next to the podium ahead of the introductory press conference.