NBA Twitter explodes as Jimmy Butler heads to Philadelphia

The 76ers Trade for Jimmy Butler; Now Serious Threats to Win the East

The 76ers Trade for Jimmy Butler; Now Serious Threats to Win the East

Just before the trade, Butler played down his rift with Karl-Anthony Towns and the trade speculation that has hovered over the Timberwolves since the start of training camp, telling The Athletic: "I don't focus on it. We're excited to get Jimmy in here".

The Heat enter Saturday night's home game against the Washington Wizards with a 5-6 record. The 76ers are sending forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric, guard Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick to Minnesota for Butler and forward Justin Patton, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

After adding the disgruntled Timberwolves star via trade, the Sixers can offer Butler a full five-year, $190 million contract. "I think he's going to bring that". The deal has been finalized by both sides and will have a trade call with the National Basketball Association on Monday, according to Charania.

The 76ers also needed to find another superstar to help the team overcome Aron Baynes' Boston Celtics, who sit in fifth place in the East but proved too strong for Rookie of the Year, Australia's Simmons, and All-Star centre Joel Embiid, in last year's playoffs. No matter what, all I want to do is win.

I had no clue at the time that the Timberwolves had reached their breaking point.

The fact that the Timberwolves turned down four future first-rounders for Butler from the Houston Rockets and then traded him for no future firsts confused some people.

"Between me, Jo and Jimmy, we all have that similar mindset", Simmons said.