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Jimmy Butler doesn't consider pals on payroll an entourage, 'I think it's family'

Jimmy Butler doesn't consider pals on payroll an entourage, 'I think it's family'

Jimmy Butler acknowledged in an ESPN interview Thursday that he and Bulls teammate Derrick Rose don’t spend much time together off the court but again dismissed concerns about strife between them as "nonsense," similar to comments he has made in other recent interviews. Butler also told Cari Champion on her "Be Honest" podcast in Los Angeles that he needs to take a bigger role as a team leader and that he never considered leaving Chicago. But perhaps most telling, he revealed that he keeps five friends on his payroll, though he doesn't consider them an entourage. Champion: What's your relationship with other players? Do you see yourself being...

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