Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia 76ers

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are ending the drama surrounding Jimmy Butler after agreeing to trade the disgruntled superstar to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to an ESPN report on Saturday.

The Timberwolves have been a disaster this season with Butler openly vilifying team-mates as soft and demanding a trade, and with the team losing all five games on their latest road trip.

Details of the trade, reported by Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, were not disclosed.

In Philadelphia, Butler will join a young, up-and-coming contender built around two All-Star-caliber players in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Now, it seems his wish has been granted as he was traded to the 76ers. ESPN noted the deal was also made with the intention of reaching a long-term contract extension for Butler this summer.

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Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals in 59 games.

Las Vegas oddsmakers immediately upgraded the 76ers' odds to win the National Basketball Association title from 20-1 to 10-1 and claim the Eastern Conference from 8-1 to 3-1.

A few hours ago, Butler made headlines after getting traded from the Western to Eastern Conference. The 76ers are shipping Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington and a 2022 2nd round pick in exchange.

Butler is expected to become a free agent next July, with the Heat now not in a position to sign him next July. On paper at least, Butler projects to be a solid on-court complement to both players, and if the three are able to gel, they could form one of the league's most potent trios.

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