Butler appeared passive throughout the game trying to figure out his role with his new team. He didn’t make an impact in the final quarter when the Philadelphia 76ers blew a 16-point lead.
After scoring eight points in the first quarter, he only finished with 14 points.
The loss to the Magic hurts, but the Sixers will get better in late-game situations soon.
Time will fix any issues
Fans of 76ers basketball know all about being patient, and it will be required with the new addition.
Despite the big personal changes made this past week, we saw a typical performance. Get up big and blow the lead in a matter of minutes.
The frustration is understandable, but the criticism of head coach Brett Brown is not.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 15, 2018
Chemistry is not made overnight and Brown will have his hands full trying to keep several big personalities on this team happy.
Joel Embiid and Butler will be the Sixers biggest factors late in games eventually but to expect it just days after the trade isn’t fair.
Butler will get plays called for him and he will help take the pressure of Embiid late in games.
That was quite evident back against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler blocked a potential game winner and then hit a 3-pointer to seal the win. That is what Butler can bring consistently with more time.
Let this team figure out how to play with each other before we decide to fire the coach.
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