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ICYMI: Jared Butler Cleared to Play in NBA

Butler’s going to play in the NBA!

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Jared Butler announced last night that the NBA determined he’s eligible to play in the league. That’s a huge victory for Butler after there were concerns a prior heart condition might preclude him from playing in the association.

The NBA has a process where two out of three doctors had to clear him. Per Butler, all three approved him. Shams Charania of The Athletic/Watch Stadium had the news first.

My guess is that Butler will land around pick 20 now. Some mock drafts had him lower to balance whether he would be eligible.

Butler and his family are amazing people, so this is fantastic news. I had friends in town, so apologies for the story being late.