Grade the Trade: 76ers get lucky and nostalgic in proposed risk-free swap

In this risk-free trade proposal, the Philadelphia 76ers cash in on another team’s uncertainty as they reunite with an old face. Let’s grade it.
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76ers reunite with Jimmy Butler in this risk-free trade proposal

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In this proposed swap from Bleacher Report, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire All-Star forward JImmy Butler from the Miami Heat for their own first-round pick this year, a variable first-rounder in 2026, and the Clippers’ own first-round selection in 2028, all without protections.

The six-time All-Star, who missed this year’s playoffs due to injury, is signed for two more seasons (with a player option on his last year), but his camp has already been eyeing a lucrative extension this offseason.

Unfortunately for the bruising star, Heat president Pat Riley hasn’t looked too convinced so far about the prospect of handing him the extension he wants and deserves. It wasn’t too long ago when the longtime executive publicly chided his own star for remarks the latter said regarding the postseason.

Shifting the vista to the 76ers, does this proposed deal make sense for the franchise? If so, by how much?