PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Butler is carrying fun again. The four-time All-Star done that transparent after his initial win in a 76ers uniform.
“It’s so fun to win. So most some-more fun to play with these guys,” Butler pronounced in an speak with NBC Sports Philadelphia after scoring 28 points on 12-of-15 sharpened in his initial Sixers home game.
Butler, who also available 7 assists, was loquacious in praising his teammates following Friday night’s 113-107 feat over a Utah Jazz.
Mitchell during a detriment after singular 35-shot, 0-assist night
Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points on 35 shot attempts and had no assists, withdrawal a second-year Jazz star to doubt his opening in Utah’s 113-107 detriment to a 76ers.
“Everybody wants to win, and when somebody messes up, we speak to them and they do their job,” Butler pronounced when asked what creates him so gentle with his new teammates.
The comments could be construed as a critique of Butler’s aged team, a Minnesota Timberwolves, yet Butler pronounced progressing in a week that he had no issues with his former teammates.
On Friday, Butler’s concentration was on Philadelphia, where he perceived a shrill acclaim during introductions. Fans during Wells Fargo Center, a throng that enclosed Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, chanted Butler’s name via a game.
“The throng was amazing,” he said.
There are questions about how good Butler will fit in Philadelphia alongside dual other ball-dominant players in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Embiid finished with 23 points opposite a Jazz, and Simmons had 10 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds.
Butler pronounced he felt gentle pity a building with his teammates in his second diversion with a franchise.
“When we put 5 unequivocally good basketball players out there, a pursuit is easy since a round is going to move,” he said. “Guys are going to fire when open, pass to a open guy. Basketball is only that easy. With this organisation of guys, it is unequivocally easy.”
Sixers manager Brett Brown pronounced he has implemented roughly 25 percent of a descent wrinkles that he skeleton to deliver with Butler on a roster. The Sixers acquired Butler in a five-player understanding that was finished Monday.
“It’s a whole new present we have, we have,” Brown said. “That’s a illusory entrance for him. He was a bell ringer tonight. Really validates a fad we all have removing him in a program.”
Philadelphia singular Utah to 4-for-22 sharpened from behind a arc; Jazz star Donovan Mitchell missed 10 of his 11 3-point attempts.
“The intensity we can have defensively is huge, so we got to start on that end,” Embiid said.
Simmons attempted only 9 shots opposite Utah though pronounced following that he had no emanate with a shot allotment.
“I don’t need to come out here and dump 30, 20,” he said. “My pursuit is to run a team.”
Simmons combined that Butler, 29, has fit in good with a immature organisation in Philadelphia so far.
“I consider he’s only come in with a right opinion and mentality, and he’s only perplexing to make certain he’s doing all rightly — shopping into what we’ve already built here,” he said. “He’s doing an extraordinary pursuit during that.”