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Jimmy Butler on his 76ers future: ‘I could see this being home’

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Jimmy Butler has settled in quickly with his new Philadelphia 76ers teammates, with the team winning five of their first seven games with Butler on deck.

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The four-time All-Star can opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent at the end of the season, but after yesterday's win over the Brooklyn Nets, he told reporters that he could see himself in Philly beyond this season.

"We'll worry about that when the time comes," Butler said. "But I really do like it here, I can tell you that. I don't know what the future holds. This is a helluva locker room, helluva staff. I can see this being home."

Butler has averaged 20.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in his first seven games as a Sixer, knocking down the game-winning three-pointer against the Nets yesterday.

Philly traded for Butler in the hopes he would become the team's closer late in games and so far he's more than holding up his end of the deal, with two game-winners in his brief Philly career, giving the Charlotte Hornets the same treatment just over a week ago.

Philly currently sit third in the Eastern Conference at 14-8 as they prepare to take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The game will be available on NBA League Pass.

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