USA TODAY Sports Jeff Zillgitt breaks down which teams won and lost at the NBA trade deadline.
A busy NBA trade deadline last week strengthened the Miami Heat’s position in the Eastern Conference. That didn’t stop Jimmy Butler from keeping his foot on the recruitment pedal online.
After Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid posted a photo on Instagram captioned with the classic Batman line, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” Tuesday night — amid rumblings of discord in the team’s ranks — the Heat star saw an opportunity.
“I know a place where villains are welcome,” Butler commented, along with a “shrug” emoji, seemingly a reference to the…