However, they did have to give up value to obtain Jimmy Butler's services.
In return, the Timberwolves will get Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless, as well as a 2022 second-round draft pick.
Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded, and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept. Butler averaged 21.3 points in 10 games for Minnesota this season.
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Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid #21 react after a dunk by Embiid in the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robert Covington is a coveted "3&D" wing who will bring the kind of hustle and energy that Minnesota needs (and Butler delivered, but Covington will do it with less ego and attitude).
Meanwhile, Butler was forced to begin the season still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves as Tom Thiodeau refused to trade his star. He had reportedly listed the NY teams, along with the Clippers among his preferred destinations after requesting a trade.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler and the 76ers are expected to reach a deal on a long-term contract in the summer. The Heat were also reported to have had interest in landing Butler. Philly's big four - Embiid, Butler, Simmons, with J.J.
Jimmy Butler will play against the Timberwolves - as a Sixer - for the first time when the Sixers host the Wolves on January 15.