Star Hunting: A Twitter Timeline of the Sixers’ Trade for Jimmy Butler

The Sixers have reportedly gotten their man. After an off-season of getting roasted for the lack of impact moves by the Sixers, following Brett Brown’s quote about star hunting or start developing, GM Elton Brand pulled off the biggest early-season trade in recent memory. Shams Charania of The Athletic was first on the scene:

Woj got some specifics about an extra incoming player and an outgoing second round pick:

This was confirmed by Shams:

But what does this mean to the Sixers and Butler going forward? WOJBOMB:

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Shams dropped a bomb of his own:

If there was a question of whether or not Butler would play this evening, it was quickly dispelled:

I was in shock. In fact, I was in the middle of recording the Press Row Show from the Flyers game with Anthony SanFilippo when the news broke:

The move should go official early in the week, which caused some to wonder whether or not we’ll see Dario Saric and Robert Covington on the bench tonight. With a three-game road trip about to begin, some have had a tough time coming to grips with the reality that we won’t be able to say goodbye like Phillies fans were able to do back when Bobby Abreu was traded.

Then got over it:

Did Process folks love Dario and Cov? Absolutely. Cov’s defensive versatility will be tough to replace and Dario was a delight, but the snark was real with some:

Some were just plain weird:

Of course, some in the national media are skeptical of Butler’s longterm prospects with the team, but Zach Lowe did a pretty solid job in summing it up:

Other national media were less measured:

The Eagles’ most recent trade acquisition was elated:

So was the franchise QB:

For all the fans who’ve lamented the loss of Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova:

Man, this looks good.


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  • Only One Bad Thing About This Trade November 10, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    We’re still stuck with Markelle Fuck-Up

    • F the sixers November 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Butler is a trouble making loser. What has this punk ever won?

      • P3eb November 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

        Any news on this year’s ugly Christmas Ts? Get ready to fold orders, Russ!

  • But Will There Be... November 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    …A “Thank You, Philadelphia” billboard on I-95 from Jerryd Bayless?

    • Mitchie tools November 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm


  • long time caller, first time listener November 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    on the surface, this trade is a steal. Butler is an elite two-way wing that will bridge the gap between us and Toronto/Boston. Not to sound like a WIP regular, but Butler is the kick in ass this team needs personality wise. It’s likely due their roster being pretty young, but this is a soft team and Butler will bring a lot of swagger with him and hopefully it rubs off on others. As for the departed, Cov and Dario are nice players, but neither are really moving the needle towards a championship. Cov played good team D, but gets burnt when defending 1-1 and is brutal offensively when his 3’s are not going down. Dario will probably be around the league for awhile because he hustles and has a good feel for the game, but his lethargic movement gets him into trouble playing D. Another thing that isn’t his fault, but the dude gets zero respect from ref’s. Bayless brings me to my next point…..

    Either Thibs is the one who was really pulling the strings here, or Glen Taylor is just as big a nitwit. They had to at least get that Miami 1st rounder in this deal, but Thibs stated he wanted “ready now” talent in return of any trade for Butler. Instead of building for the future, they received two players who will keep them exactly where they are, which is stuck in the middle. They even took Jerryd fucking Bayless off our hands for the rest of the year. Dario has a couple years left at a cheap rate, but the dude is going to get really overpaid in free agency.

    You have to wonder if Fultz was ever discussed and if Minnesota had any interest at all if he was brought up. They likely had no interest, but for the wrong reasons. Thibs wants ready now talent, and mentally Markelle is an infant and would likely fade away in Minny. This could obviously go totally wrong, but i like having a dude like Butler around Markelle. Fultz is just ‘out there’ at times and teammates like Simmons, JJ and Joel do not make him accountable and the one guy who should be doing it, Coach Brown, has babied him enough.

    TLDR- I love the trade

    • Way too long of a post bro November 10, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Just saying

    • Thibs destroyer of teams November 10, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      He gets teams to playoffs and after all his players are injured and run into the ground he moves on. Soon enough he will back with Marty running the butcher shop. Hey Thibs, could you give me three nice T-Bone steaks so I can cook dinner tonight.

  • Thibs from Minny November 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    LOL. Thibs from Minny.

    Great trade.

    Spike is nuts. “Cov” and Dario are average as average can be.

    Only Hinkie lovers pretend those 2 are good. They are a dime a dozen.

    • Big Daddy graham November 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      I think Dario is the Sixers third superstar.

  • Rob Charry & Rob Ellis Show November 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    What’s your Sixers starting lineup?

  • Pop pop in the am November 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Mark Fartzetta is dead to me.

    • Al Morganti November 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm


  • Processed November 10, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Simmons and KAT are boys. Love to see some of their texts back and forth today. The chemistry shakeup is going to be interesting to watch.

  • Cuz + Spags Best Friends Forever November 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    This is AWESOMMMMMEEEEEE BO. Do you see Carson,Alshon , and Golden Tate shout out to Jimmy. 4 FOR 4 for Life. So Awesome. This is OUTRAGEOUS.

  • Thank you Russ! November 10, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    We really appreciate your comments before each tweet. We already saw all of this on Twitter, but had no idea what any of it meant!

    Thanks for your hard work!!!

  • Mitch Cumsteen November 10, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I’m happier than gritty at a whore house.

  • Spike E. November 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I am as big of an asshole as my dad!

    • TS November 11, 2018 at 12:51 am

      No one is that big of an asshole….well besides Steven a. So glad we got their approval

  • He would have never wanted off the Wolves November 10, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Except that Coach Tibbs runs players into the ground. If he was around when Wilt played Wilt would have loved him because Wilt never came out of a game until he was on Lakers. Wilt used to play 48 minutes a night.

  • November 11, 2018 at 8:27 am

    This “article” is the essence of CB.

  • Eric the actor November 11, 2018 at 9:24 am

    This is not Kelly Clarkson! This is High Pitch! I know peoples voices !

  • I'm a little baffled, Does Fox 29 employ November 11, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Eytan, E$kin and Brace. I mean WTF!!!

    • GCobb November 11, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Don’t forget about me.

    • Not Eytan November 11, 2018 at 10:34 am

      He doesn’t get paid.

  • CUTFULTZNOW!! November 12, 2018 at 8:58 am


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