Sixers’ Jimmy Butler Not Concerned With Reduced Role

Through nine games with his new team, Sixers swingman Jimmy Butler has seen his fewest minutes per game since his sophomore season with the Bulls. He’s also attempting 13 shots per game, his lowest total since the 2013/14 season.

However, since Butler arrive in Philadelphia, the team has gone 7-2 through nine games. As Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, Butler is not concerned with his reduced role thus far and he’s only focused on winning.

“I don’t care how many points I score, how many shots I shoot,” Butler said. “I’ve always been like that. I always will continue to be that way. Just win at all cost.”

In his nine games, Butler is averaging 17.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 3.0 APG for the Sixers, and has nailed a pair of game-winning shots. However, those totals are all his lowest per-game averages since the aforementioned 2013/14 season. Still, the four-time All-Star maintained confidence in both his abilities and the team’s chances of winning.

“I’m a good basketball player,” Butler said. “When my time comes, my time comes. Like I said, I’m all for winning. I’m not worried about being an All-Star. I’m not worried about that, any of that stuff. I think winning takes care of everything. Winning helps everybody look great.”

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15 thoughts on “Sixers’ Jimmy Butler Not Concerned With Reduced Role

  1. Z-A

    Well last night def impacted his mpg, they blew the Wiz out by half time. Starters played less than 25 mins.

  2. masesso

    Butler hates it in Philadelphia. He wants to be the man. Butler wants to go to the West Coast.

    • Regi Green

      Yet everything he’s saying and doing is pretty much the opposite of that.

    • brian214

      Haha, please stop because you are coming across dumber than you probably are. There has been nothing to suggest he’s unhappy in Philly.

      On a related note, why is it that any article that has to do with the Sixers brings out trollin’ idiots?

      • That is every sports site. Anything Philly and you get hated. He should be happier with less minutes. Not getting paid less money. He already said it’s not about the money and he keeps having a blast with the team. All signs point to him resigning but if Philly comes in with less than max he may change his mind. This core isn’t just good for Philly but could be fun to watch against Golden State. Hope he stays!

      • x%sure

        Just blame the Sixers trolls on Colangelo, like anything else that ain’t right.

  3. Sure masesso, he wants to go running to the west coast to be the man.

    Is that with the Lakers pushing Bron to the background, or to the Clips with Kawhi taking the lead???

    Glad you had a conversation with him and know what his intentions are.

  4. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Like i said before, the Sixers are winning despite Brett Brown!!!

    • stug14

      You base that on what exactly? Perhaps Kyrie’s public statement that he want to stay with the Celts? That he wants his number in the rafters of the Boston Garden (the REAL Garden) or your wild, ungrounded Love of the knicks?

      • yanksknicks

        Yeah, the only players with a good chance of leaving are kd, cousins, and maybe kawhi.

  5. Dodgethis

    This is the exact situation that butler has been publicly longing for. He doesn’t want to be the face of the franchise, he just wants to be on a good team where he can focus on winning and leave the nonsense media hero garbage behind. I’m happy for him.

    • Djones246890

      Incorrect. He also said the same bullcr @ p in Chicago and Minnesota. Us fans of those cities have already seen this movie. We know the ending. Lol.

  6. Djones246890

    Butler has also said similar things in the past, and then eventually his true narcissistic ego and colors come out.

    I’m a Bulls fan and I have my popcorn ready for this eventual sh !t show. Mark my words. Better get ready, Philly. It’s gonna be a good one.

    He can’t stand not being “the man.”

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