Jimmy Butler is officially a Philadelphia 76er and he would like to make 1 thing distinct — it’s championship or bust.
As Butler was introduced as a member of the Sixers business on Tuesday early morning, he echoed several of the traits and features that have made him a well-highly regarded veteran in the league.
Though Butler could have lost some supporters with the way he dealt with his exit from the Minnesota Timberwolves, he appeared just about every little bit a franchise leader throughout his introductory push meeting with the Sixers. He preached challenging do the job, excellent values, vouched for Markelle Fultz and most importantly, he made it distinct he’s in Philadelphia for 1 explanation — to acquire an NBA title.
Just after decades of distress and a franchise rebuilding time period recognized as “The Course of action,” the Sixers made it to the playoffs final calendar year and highly developed to the semifinals. The Sixers have gotten off to a slow commence this calendar year at 9-6, but they however experienced the 3rd-greatest file in the meeting on their acquisition of Butler.
Though they will definitely however have to get via the likes of the Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics, the Sixers are now better geared up to match up with the quite elite of the meeting.
The simple fact that the Sixers now have a franchise leader who in fact has a verified resume of consistently top groups into the postseason along with being healthy throughout the duration of his vocation, it’s heading to make them a quite unsafe out by the time the postseason rolls about.
And as Butler made quite distinct throughout his initially day as a Sixer — the only objective is to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.