New 76ers general manager Elton Brand said Philadelphia was still a piece away from contending for a championship – and expressed a desire to get that piece before 2019 free agency.
Sam Amick of The Athletic:
Butler would have fit well in the 76ers. They have the young players and picks to present a compelling offer. Butler is a superb defender, and though not an ideal outside shooter, he would have added a perimeter player able to create his own shot.
Minnesota’s best hope now: Someone meets their asking price for Butler.
It’s a lot of uncertainty ahead for both franchises.