If Paxson is telling the truth, not only should Bulls fans be out with pitchforks and torches—the team did have the option of keeping their unbelievably valuable star, after all—but fans of a lot of other NBA teams should be, too. The fans with the most right to be angry are in Boston, where the Celtics were linked with Butler since the trade deadline, and last night were reportedly trying to swing a trade for Paul George. Given Boston’s war chest full of draft picks and decent players, it wouldn’t have been hard for them to upgrade whatever package they were offering for George—who is on an expiring deal and reportedly committed to signing with the Lakers next summer—and go after Butler instead. Pick almost any combination of draft picks and Celtics players out of a hat, and you’ll end up with a better package than what the Bulls got from Minnesota.

Butler is going to be great next year, and the T-Wolves might finally evolve into the contending team they’ve been threatening to become for the last few seasons. Meanwhile, barring a trade for George or the arrival of another star, the Celtics, who also traded away the No. 1 pick in last night’s draft, will be running out the same lineup they had last year plus Jayson Tatum. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that—the Celtics won 53 games last year, after all—but there’s a good chance that hindsight will not be kind to the decisions that the Celtics have and haven’t made so far this summer.