If you’re a fan of the NBA, you understand that at any given moment a big-time trade or acquisition could take place. Here in Philadelphia, we’ve endured several grueling seasons of “The Process” to where the thought of acquiring a superstar almost never crossed our minds.
However, the 76ers made it clear they are committed to building a championship team as they recently traded for 4-time All-star Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of the deal, Philadelphia ships beloved “Process” players Robert Covington and Dario Saric, as well as Jarey Bayless and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to Minnesota.
Here at Spike’s Trophies, the leading provider of custom awards and trophies in Philadelphia, we believe that the moment has arrived and the Sixers “Process” plan is in full-effect. With a young, talented nucleus of players at the core and money to spend, the 76ers are making it known they will be a threat in the Eastern Conference for years to come. Now with Jimmy Butler in the mix, how will he help out the Sixers? Here are three ways we believe Jimmy Butler will help our 76ers.
Jimmy Butler, the 2014-15 NBA Most Improved Player, will certainly bring added athleticism to the 76ers roster. Butler is one of the best ball-handling SF/SG in the league, and his ability to be a go-to perimeter threat opens up the Sixers playbook for other players to contribute. Over the past couple of seasons, the Sixers lacked quickness from outside shooters, but they now have that with Jimmy Butler.
There should be no denying that Robert Covington’s defensive play during his time in Philadelphia was stellar. However, the defensive skill which Jimmy Butler possesses is equally as stellar; especially when you consider the difference in body length between the two players. Butler will be able to contribute steals and blocks on the defensive end of the ball, making the Sixers a potential dominant defensive squad.
During his introductory press conference in Philadelphia, Jimmy Butler expressed clearly that his main goal as a player is to win championships. Butler said, “MVPs are great, scoring titles are great… but that trophy, getting that ring… that’s special. All I’ve ever wanted to do was win, at every and any level. That’s the goal. And will always be the goal.”
Now that you’re up-to-date on the latest news surrounding the 76ers, don’t forget to contact our team here at Spike’s when you need plaques and trophies to commemorate your local school or rec-league basketball season. Call 855-652-4030 today!