thats actually not true. reports have stated boston wasnt willing to give up the no.3 or next year’s brooklyn pick straight up. that is absurd.
also this is a totally different situation than cousins. cousins is a team cancer that was a UFA in a year. Butler is under contract for two more complete seasons, and is respected around the league. what the bulls got in return is historically bad for a player of butler’s caliber…which is why the outcry in chicago is deafening.