4. Brooklyn Nets
If being the man is what Butler is after, the Brooklyn Nets are the pick. Assuming he wouldn’t come with another superstar, the Nets would provide Butler just that along with a talent-filled roster. Butler saw the Nets up close this postseason and knows exactly how feisty, hungry, and on the rise they are. The issue with the Nets, however, is that it only puts Butler further away from winning his first championship. As good and improved as a Butler-led team would be, a title wouldn’t exactly be in the cards.
3. Philadelphia 76ers
So, yeah, Butler doesn’t fit very well with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Part of that is because Embiid and Simmons don’t fit at all. But the question is, does it matter? Enough elite talent can outweigh how players fit and the 76ers surely have enough of it. Fit issues and all, the 76ers have as much talent as any team in the Eastern Conference. They lost to the Raptors in a Game 7 on the road due to a lucky bounce by a player who many believe is leaving the conference. Maybe his short time in Philadelphia was enough, but a significant amount of individual and team success is left to be captured alongside Embiid and Simmons.