Former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has reportedly been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, and a 2022 second-round pick, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The Sixers plan for their Big 3 for the foreseeable future to be Butler, Embiid and Simmons.
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Butler initially requested a trade from the Timberwolves in September after playing just one season with the franchise. Harris and Taylor worked closely with the front offices, including Sixers general manager Elton Brand and Minnesota's Scott Layden and Thibodeau, on executing the trade. The hip-hop veteran has reacted to a major National Basketball Association trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philadelphia is trading for Butler with the full intention of re-signing him next summer when Butler is a free agent, and there is no way this deal gets done without a wink-and-nod agreement from Butler's team that he would stay.
Butler has averaged 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals through 10 games this season.
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For Houston , this trade is directly tied to the torn ACL speedy receiver Will Fuller suffered last week against the Dolphins. Green Bay didn't get much in return for the versatile player and only ended up with a 2020 seventh-round pick.
Needless to say, NBA Twitter was on fire after news of the trade broke.
However, negotiations can not commence until Butler opts out of the final year of his current deal.
When asked about the arrival of Butler ahead of tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Simmons said he "can't wait" to play with the four-time All-Star.
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We got ourselves in front, somehow, I don't know how but when we did I expected us to go on from there. "We were the first ones to it and got it clear".
He had reportedly listed the NY teams, along with the Clippers among his preferred destinations after requesting a trade.