The 2018-2019 NBA season is coming to an end soon and the playoffs will be the focus for half of the teams in the NBA. But some players and teams are already looking towards the summer and Jimmy Butler may be one of those players.
It has been an interesting year for Butler. He caused a lot of chaos for the Minnesota Timberwolves and forced them to trade him. He joined a great Philly team, the 76ers and will be making a playoff run with them. Will Butler resign with the 76ers or leave?
Butler is hard to read and he hasn’t let on if he is happy with the 76ers or not. There hasn’t been too much drama with Butler and the 76ers and he has fit well at times. Other times, the 76ers look like they have too many ball-demanding players. He is averaging a good 19 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Those numbers are good but if Butler leaves, the same numbers will increase. Rumor has it that Butler will head to Los Angeles and team up with LeBron James and the Lakers. We have seen the Lakers struggle and know that they need a second star and Butler might be the perfect combo for James.
The spotlight in L.A. is bigger and brighter and that might not be good for Butler. He gets caught up in drama, some is his own fault and the other is the media perpetuating a narrative for views and a click-bait headline.
As you can probably tell, I like Butler and his work ethic. He plays hard and gives it his all. If he is demanding of his teammates to play as hard as he does, he is right. They get paid millions to compete and should give it their all.
We may see Butler with a new team and will see how he fits in which will be fun to watch. He is still in his prime and can contribute to a team contending for the playoffs like the Lakers and always plays great defense.