LeBron James reacts to Jimmy Butler being traded to Philadelphia


Woj doesn't say if the Sixers plan to offer all of that or something smaller, but if you are Butler and turning 30, you need to get as much money as you possibly can because this might be the last mega-deal.

Jimmy Butler made it clear in the past that he no longer wanted to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Las Vegas oddsmakers immediately upgraded the 76ers' odds to win the National Basketball Association title from 20-1 to 10-1 and claim the Eastern Conference from 8-1 to 3-1. 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.

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Now, it seems his wish has been granted as he was traded to the 76ers.

They sit in third place in the Eastern Conference behind front runners the Toronto Raptors and second-placed Milwaukee Bucks, who feature Australians Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski, the 76ers have acquired Minnesota's disgruntled star and oft-injured 2017 1st-round pick Justin Patton for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 2nd round pick. While Joel Embiid has been a beast, Ben Simmons has plateaued to start the season, Markelle Fultz is still figuring a lot of things out, and the Sixers have just looked pedestrian. ESPN noted the deal was also made with the intention of reaching a long-term contract extension for Butler this summer.