Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

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The 76ers and Butler plan to work out a long-term extension. Philadelphia and Minnesota will swap injured players Jerryd Bayless and Justin Patton as well, as part of the deal that will reportedly be finalized on Monday.

"Between me, (Joel Embiid) & Jimmy, we all have that similar mindset of, we hate losing, that pisses us off and we want to win", Simmons said.

News of Butler's imminent arrival in Philadelphia prompted Las Vegas bookmakers to slice the Sixers odds of challenging for the National Basketball Association championship. Let's go player by player and take a look.

Needless to say, NBA Twitter was on fire after news of the trade broke.

In return, Butler (a 37.8% three-point shooter) will likely see a boost in his current 4.5 attempts from deep per game, given Simmons' drive and dish' game.

Minnesota also sent Butler out of the West, where he could have done a lot more damage to the Timberwolves in an already stacked conference.

With Jimmy Buckets on the squad, the already playoff contending Sixers become that more risky.

However, cuts accounted for just 9 percent of all Simmons' possessions, a number you'd figure will need to rise as he plays alongside two high-usage players in Embiid and Butler.

Butler, a shooting guard and small forward, is an elite scorer and defender. The Heat were also reported to have had interest in landing Butler.

The Jimmy Butler saga has seemingly come to an end in Minnesota, as ESPN's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski are both reporting that a deal has been struck with the Philadelphia 76ers.



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