This could be great for Philly, or it could be an enormous mistake. Butler is only guaranteed for this year. I am sure they have an understanding for next year, but if things don’t go well, he will walk.
Also bad for Fultz and Simmons. Butler can play off the ball, but has been the main ball handler in Minnesota, and Simmons is most effective as the primary ball handler.
76ers gave up some of their effective bench players and Saric who hasn’t been having a good year, but has promise.
That being said, they have added a top 10 player, and if they have chemistry and they get a long term deal, then they could be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference easily for years to come.
Butler was pretty vocal about wanting to play in NY or LA. I hope LeBron doesn’t come calling in the spring. The sixers can offer a bigger contract, but nothing is guaranteed until pen hits paper.