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

Jimmy Butler can see himself remaining with the 76ers past this season.

Philadelphia acquired the 29-year-old forward from the Timberwolves earlier this month in exchange for a package centered around Robert Covington and Dario Saric. Butler, who can opt out of his contract and become a free agent after 2018-19, was asked about his future with the 76ers when he met with reporters Monday.

“We’ll worry about that when the time comes,” Butler said (via the Philadelphia Inquirer). “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 through his first seven games with the 76ers. He also knocked down a step-back 3-pointer with less than a second to play to give Philadelphia a win over the Nets last weekend.

Butler hit a game-winner against the Hornets on Nov. 17, as well.

The 76ers will host the Knicks on Wednesday. They’ll enter that game with a 14-8 record.