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Jimmy Butler forces the 76ers to look at the mirror. Will they like what they see?

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Beyond his reputation as a two-way star, Jimmy Butler serves as a mirror through which we can view true and often unflattering images of his teams. Trade for him, and you acquire brutal honesty. Trade for him, and you acquire the ultimate test of a franchise's chemistry, stability and flat-out desire to win.

Butler plays basketball like a mercenary. Do the job. No time for feelings or anything else. To benefit from the strength of his game, a team first must be able to handle the strength ...