Sixers finalizing trade for Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler

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

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced by either team and was still pending National Basketball Association approval, which might not come until Monday. Butler gives the Sixers made a Big Three that includes Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

Moreover, it's now been rumored that point guard Jerryd Bayless has been added to the deal and he could be a new backup guard for the Wolves as they look to package Gorgui Dieng's contract with, most likely, Tyus Jones to a team such as the Phoenix Suns, per rumors over past few months.

But according to an ESPN report, Thibodeau eventually came to the conclusion that the Butler drama was indeed too big of a distraction and chose to pull the trigger on a deal. Butler, an elite wing and outstanding defender, will join them in a quest to rule the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James has left that league to join the Los Angeles Lakers following eight straight trips to the NBA Finals with Miami and Cleveland.

The package is pretty surprising considering the reported deal that almost brought Butler to Miami.

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Jimmy Butler finally got his wish.

The 76ers would be able to offer Butler a five-year max contract worth $190 million, while other teams could offer four years and a projected $141 million.

Meanwhile, Butler was forced to begin the season still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves as Tom Thiodeau refused to trade his star. He appeared in 10 games for Minnesota, averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals per contest.

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