Philadelphia 76ers star Jimmy Butler is assured he will earn a most contract regardless of the group for whom he chooses to play subsequent season.
“Technically I think, knock on wood, I will get a max contract anywhere I choose to go,” Butler suggested reporters all through his exit interview Monday. “So if you are talking a four-year, five-year, that is more than enough money, anyway. I think I still have more than enough money now from my first deal.”
According to HoopsHype, Butler earned about $19.8 million this yr and is scheduled to earn the similar amount subsequent season. He has a participant selection that he is anticipated to say no, making him a free agent July 1.
Butler could possibly be eligible to sign a max deal of 5 years and $188 million if he decides to return to the 76ers. He may make solely $141 million in 4 years if he indicators with one different group.
Despite his plan to say no his participant selection for subsequent season, Butler acknowledged he liked his time with the Sixers and will sit down alongside along with his group to debate the off-season.
“I haven’t thought about it too much,” Butler acknowledged. “I mean I’ve got to sit down and really talk to my team. Not like the team here with the organization. We’re going to sit down and we’re going to talk about it and figure it out from there.”
Philadelphia acquired Butler in a commerce with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. The 76ers traded Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington and a 2022 second-round resolve to land him.
The 76ers misplaced inside the second spherical of the NBA playoffs for the second consecutive yr. The Toronto Raptors defeated Philadelphia in seven video video games to reach the Eastern Conference finals.
In 12 postseason video video games, Butler averaged 19.4 elements, 6.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists. Against the Raptors, he was the Sixers’ predominant scorer with 22 elements per contest.