PHILADELPHIA – Jimmy Butler has fun again. The four-time All-Star made it clear after its first victory in a 76’s uniform.
“It’s so fun to win. So much fun to play with these guys,” said in an interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia after scoring 28 points on 12-of-15 shootings in their first Sixers home game.
Butler, who also recorded seven assists, was challenging to promise his teammates after Friday’s 113-107 victory over Utah Jazz.
“Everyone wants to win, and when someone shakes you talk to them and they do their job but Butler said when he asked what makes him so comfortable with his new teammates.
The comments can be interpreted as a criticism of Butlers old team, Minnesota Timberwolves, but Butler said earlier this week that he had no problems with his former teammates.  On Friday, Butler’s focus was on Philadelphia, where he received a high ovation during introductions. Fans at Wells Fargo Center, a crowd that included the Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, Chanted Butler’s name throughout the game.
“The amount was amazing,” he said.
There are questions about how Good Butler fits in Philadelphia along with two other ball dominating players in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Embiid finished 23 points against Jazz and Simmons had 10 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds.
Butler said he felt comfortable sharing the floor with his teammates in his a play games with the franchise.
“When you put five really good basketball players out there, the job is easy because the ball will move,” he said. “Guys will shoot when they are open, move on to the open guy. Basketball is so simple.” With this group of guys it’s very simple. “
Sex’s coach Brett Brown said he had implemented about 25 percent of offensive wrinkles that he plans to present with Butler on roster. Sixers acquired Butler in a five-player deal that ended Monday.
“It’s a brand new gift I have, we have,” Brown said. “It’s a great debut for him. He was a bellman tonight. Really validates the excitement we all got him in the program.”
Philadelphia restricted Utah to 4-for-22 shooting behind the bow; The Jazz Star Donovan Mitchell missed 10 of his 11 3-point attempts.
“The potential we can have defensively is huge, so we have to start at the end,” said Embiid.
Simmons tried only nine shots against Utah but later said he had no problem with the shot allocation.
“I do not need to come here and drop 30, 20,” he said. “My job is to run the team.”
Simmons added that Butler, 29, has been doing well with the young group in Philadelphia so far.
“I think he’s just come in with the right attitude and mentality, and he’s just trying to make sure he’s doing everything right-buying in what we’ve already built here,” he said. “He does a great job on it.”