Butler apparently took it well. Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago:
Butler’s agent showed perspective. Bernard Lee:
Butler’s trainer, on the other hand, took a completely different tone. Travelle Gaines:
I don’t like the implication that drug dealers are immoral.
Otherwise, is Gaines right about Bulls general manager Gar Forman? I don’t know what Forman told Butler.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
I do know Forman probably shouldn’t have allowed himself to be drug into public a back-and-forth with Gaines, especially coming across as scolding the trainer. There’s little to be gained there – much like the trade itself.