If there’s any indication that the Miami Heat, Pat Riley landed a superstar in Free agency, take this quote from 76ers Center Joel Embiid on former teammate, Jimmy Butler.
“It was a big loss because me and him, we got to the point where we were really close – we’re still close. We talk a lot, that’s my guy, that’s my brother forever. I wish he was still on the team, because I feel like the relationship that I built with him could have gone a long way. When it was the fourth quarter, we knew the ball would either be in me or Jimmy’s hands. I knew I could count on him. This year it kind of changes around. Now other guys have to step up and I have to do more.”
Butler, now a member of the Miami Heat is expected to become the team’s number 1 option on the Heat’s offense with the retirement of Dwyane Wade.
Butler averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.8 steals per game for the 6ers in 2018, but more importantly will provide the Heat with a two-way player as he will likely be responsible for guarding an opposing team’s wing/best player.
The Miami Heat will look to return to the playoffs with their new flame in a wide open Eastern Conference.
Do you think Butler will bring Miami back to the Playoffs?
Are the 76ers a playoff team without Butler?