By Peter Gleason
Last night’s Sixers 101-99 loss to the Heat was bad enough.
After all, Jimmy Butler finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, a triple and four steals.
And then you realize that Tobias Harris could only scratch out 2 points for the Sixers in 35 minutes.
Four years ago, after Philly got bounced by the Raps in the East semis, they let Butler walk away to Miami in free agency.
The braindead front office chose to keep Harris, whom they had just traded for, and Ben Simmons over keeping Butler.
Simmons is buried on the Nets bench and Harris is a diminishing talent who makes more than $42 million!
One of the worst decisions in the modern history of the Sixers, and they have made a lot of boneheaded decisions.
Jimmy Buckets averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and a total of four steals across his last five games prior to Monday, so his four steals in this one alone were certainly encouraging.
The Heat will be back in action Wednesday in a rematch with the 76ers in South Beach, and Butler will look to stay productive against his former team.