LeBron James makes Jimmy Butler trade revelation following Sixers reports

Details of the trade leaked out shortly after, with the Sixers reportedly sending Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick to the Wolves in exchange for Butler and Justin Patton. Butler, who spent the first six years of his National Basketball Association career in Chicago with the Bulls, was traded to Minnesota in 2017 in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and Lauri Markkanen.

Butler's arrival speeds up the 76ers" "Process' giving them a veteran presence who can help close out games, an area Philly have struggled with over recent seasons and Simmons added that Butler's winning mindset is something they are eager to share. 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.

However, they did have to give up value to obtain Jimmy Butler's services. 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. They weren't happy, Jimmy wasn't happy.

As for the present, with by far the best Big 3 in the East, the 76ers are now legitimate threats to make it to the Finals.

Once the Wolves finally came to the conclusion that a deal had to be made, owner Glen Taylor spoke personally with Sixers owner Josh Harris to push it through, sources said.

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