Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

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

BREAKING: Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

Butler has been in a dispute with Minnesota Timberwolves this season after requesting a trade during the summer.

ESPN reported that the Timberwolves will receive Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a second-round pick in exchange for Butler.

Butler will now team up with young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, greatly improving the 76ers' perimeter defence and bolstering their chances of a deep playoff run. After his well-documented trade saga started to stretch into the season and impact the Minnesota Timberwolves' ability to win basketball games, Tom Thibodeau and company decided to make a move. 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. Sources say the NBA All-Star has been traded to the Philadelphia Sixers.

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Jimmy Butler is finally on the move.

Philly now has the luxury of unleashing Butler on the opposing team's best perimeter player, forming a versatile defensive spine, flanked by Simmons and Embiid.

As far as the contract the Sixers could offer a max 5-year $190 million deal. What could go wrong?

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