NBA: 5 pros and cons from the Jimmy Butler trade

NBA Philadelphia 76ers Jimmy Butler (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Taking a closer look at five pros and cons from the NBA blockbuster trade between the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves

We had our first big blockbuster trade of the 2018-19 NBA regular season, involving the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The trade sent wave throughout the basketball community and around the League.

With Jimmy Butler being the biggest star involved in the trade, did the Sixers win this deal or did the Wolves coming away winners despite losing a Top 20 NBA Player? Here are 5 pros and cons from the trade.

Pro 1 – Jimmy Butler makes the Sixers as talented as any Team in the Eastern Conference

Adding Jimmy Butler to the already supremely talented Sixers roster puts this group of players comparable to any team in the Eastern Conference whether the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors or the Milwaukee Bucks.

Butler is a Top 20 NBA talent and one of the true elite two-way NBA stars in the league. Matching Butler with arguably the best big man in the NBA in Joel Embiid with rising star and constant mismatch the 6-foot-11 point guard Ben Simmons gives the 76ers a solid Big 3 to build around in Philadelphia.

Butler will be able to be guard and defend the best opposing perimeter player every game for Philadelphia as well as present a offense weapon to aid the young Sixers on the other end of the court in any offensive scenario. Butler can potential become the final piece to a budding championship contender.