The Philadelphia 76ers have two big free agents this summer in Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, who are both set to hit the open market.
Reports indicate that Philadelphia wants to keep both Butler and Harris, who are likely to command max contract offers.
However, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is hearing differently.
The ESPN insider reported this week that Butler and Harris don't think they can co-exist together, so one won't be back.
"They swear up and down that they want to keep them, keep him and Tobias Harris," Smith said. "I'm told him and Tobias Harris don't want to co-exist, so it's going to be one or the other."
Butler, meanwhile, has also been linked to Houston, with multiple ESPN insiders hearing that he might be pushing his way to the Rockets.
“I’m hearing these rumblings about Jimmy trying to get back there,” Brian Windhorst said on the latest “Hoop Collective” podcast.
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon is also hearing the same, he said.
"They’re real rumblings,” replied MacMahon. “The Rockets think they have a chance.”
NBA free agency is set to begin a week from tonight. Stay tuned.