The ESPN NBA personality says Philadelphia turned down a big trade.
The Chicago Bulls were reportedly willing to move Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia for a package centered on the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
The 76ers turned it down, though.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported on First Take this morning that Philadelphia opted to turn down Chicago’s offer.
“We like our youth movement,” Smith said of Philadelphia’s mindset.
That’s a bit surprising.
But is also makes sense.
Philadelphia, which moved the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick for the No. 1 overall pick, is moving forward with a young core of (presumably) Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Butler remains on the trading market. Boston seems like a serious destination.