As a rule, life is better with your friends around. In today’s NBA, there are a lot of player friendships.

Have you ever worked with a friend? It makes the shift go by more quickly.

As long as you’re not the type of friends that distract each other, having a friend at work is good for morale, and can even be good for productivity. 

Many of the league’s modern stars want to team up with their friends. If both parties are hard workers, front offices won’t have a problem with that. 

For example, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat are close friends. Their relationship was forged when Butler was a member of the Sixers. Both of these players are known for their work ethic. 

Could they reunite on the Heat this summer?


Philadelphia 76ers Receive: F/C Bam Adebayo, F Nikola Jovic, 2023 First-Round Pick (MIA), 2027 First-Round Pick (MIA) 

Miami Heat Receive: C Joel Embiid