Brand Excited About Butler

Brand Excited About Butler

Jimmy Butler is officially a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, General Manager Elton Brand announced today. 

“We have a championship window that’s centered around the continued progression of our talented young core, as well as our ability to add elite players who elevate our program,” Brand said. “In Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, we have two of the NBA’s top 20 players. Now, we’ve added a third top-20 player in Jimmy Butler, who is one of the NBA’s very best on both ends of the floor."

The four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Philadelphia also received Justin Patton in the deal, while Minnesota received Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Šarić and a 2022 second-round draft pick in exchange for Butler and Patton.

Following the 2014-15 season, his fourth NBA campaign, Butler was named the league’s Most Improved Player as he saw his averages jump across the board, including a scoring hike from 13.1 points to 20.0 points per game.

The Philadelphia 76ers will play the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Saturday.

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