Timberwolves Finally Trade Jimmy Butler, 76ers Acquire His Services

The Jimmy Butler saga in Minnesota is finally over as the Timberwolves have reached an agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire the All-Star guard. In return, the Wolves will get Robert Covington, Dario Saric, guard Jerryd Bayless, and a 2022 second-round pick.

It is an ideal situation for Butler, who was looking to join a contender, though Philly still has a bit of time to become a bonafied powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. With the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors looking strong to start out the season, this puts the Sixers back in the conversation with a three-headed monster of Jimmy, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons now in the fold.

What does this mean for Markelle Fultz, though?

Do the 76ers attempt to trade him and build around the Big 3 or do they keep him and let him develop throughout the season?

Either way, as Woj reports, Philadelphia is confident they can keep Butler past this season and sign him to a long-term contract.

Did the 76ers get the better end of the deal?

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