Finally, it is over. Jimmy Butler has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
As I wrote in October, the 76ers needed to be aggressive in Butler trade talks as he reportedly had “eyes for them. ” Philadelphia has the young pieces in place with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid that will make it very hard for Butler to leave this summer.
As for the present, with by far the best Big 3 in the East, the 76ers are now legitimate threats to make it to the Finals.
Today is a bad day for the Celtics, Raptors, and Bucks.