PBT Podcast: Talking Butler, Embiid, Sixers with Philly sideline reporter Serena Winters

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Philadelphia has won 8-of-9, coming together faster after the Jimmy Butler trade than many expected.

The All-Star guard brings them floor spacing they were missing on offense, he certainly can defend, and the man loves to be the guy closing out games with the ball in his hands — something the 76ers needed.

But even with all that, do the Sixers see themselves as contenders in the East right now, or do they need another piece?

Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the sideline reporter for Sixers games, joins Kurt Helin from NBC Sports to discuss all that, how Joel Embiid is playing like an MVP, how Landry Shamet is what this team needed, how J.J. Redick is a great influence, and much more. There is also Markelle Fultz talk (although this was recorded just before the news on his shoulder injury broke).

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