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The Jimmy Butler trade has ripple effects across the Eastern Conference

10 days ago   |   By FanSided

By trading for Jimmy Butler, the Philadelphia 76ers raise their ceiling in the Eastern Conference and will force others to adjust. The Philadelphia 76ers entered the season with two of the league's best 25 players and, less than a month into the regular season, they've acquired a third. The Sixers on Saturday agreed to trade...
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Southeast Notes: Riley, Whiteside, M. Williams, Carter

10 days ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

Heat president Pat Riley told his players just before the season started that he was pulling out of trade talks with the Timberwolves involving Jimmy Butler , according to Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald. Riley held a team meeting October 14 in which he acknowledged that negotiations had been going on and apologized to players whose names became public in trade rumors. That was just days after the teams nearly completed a deal that would have sent a package that included Josh Richardson and a protected first-round pick to Minnesota. However, Riley didn't guarantee that negotiations with...
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Stephen A. Smith Goes Berserk Reacting To Jimmy Butler Trade To 76ers

10 days ago   |   By NESN

Stephen A. Smith remains a national treasure.
The animated ESPN talk show host is known for his bombastic reactions and oft-loaded hot take cannon, and he took things to the next level reacting to some Saturday's big NBA news.
The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly agreed to trade disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers in a deal that shakes up the Eastern Conference outlook. The Sixers have been considered one of the East's best, but the addition of Butler makes them competitive not only in the conference, but also in all of the NBA.
So appropriately, Smith went absolutely...
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Winners, Losers, Takeaways from Sixers-Wolves Trade for Jimmy Butler

10 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Seven weeks after his trade request became public, Jimmy Butler finally got his wish. On Saturday, the Minnesota Timberwolves put an end to the league's longest-running circus ...
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Jimmy Butler traded to the Sixers

Jimmy Butler traded to the Sixers

10 days ago   |   By USA Today

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the Minnesota Timberwolves trading Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers.
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How Jimmy Butler trade to 76ers shifts power atop the Eastern Conference

How Jimmy Butler trade to 76ers shifts power atop the Eastern Conference

10 days ago   |   By USA Today

The Philadelphia 76ers gave up quality players for Jimmy Butler, but he's the type of talent who can help bring them to new heights.
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The Knicks may be running out of big free agents to pursue

The Knicks may be running out of big free agents to pursue

10 days ago   |   By New York Post

TORONTO - The Knicks' big-ticket offseason possibilities may be dwindling. First, Kyrie Irving said he plans to re-up with the Celtics, and then, Jimmy Butler was traded to the 76ers on Saturday, with reports stating he likely will remain in Philadelphia. The disgruntled Butler, a four-time All-Star, reportedly was dealt, along with forward Justin Patton,...
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Knicks' day gets worse with lopsided loss to Raptors

Knicks' day gets worse with lopsided loss to Raptors

10 days ago   |   By New York Post

TORONTO - David Fizdale had no interest in discussing the blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade to the 76ers and the ramifications for the Knicks early Saturday afternoon. He had other problems on his mind. “This team that we're playing that's so skilled, watching the film, I haven't even had time to process that,” the Knicks...
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3 questions to consider after Butler trade

3 questions to consider after Butler trade

10 days ago   |   By TheScore

A resolution to the standoff between Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves was finally reached on Saturday afternoon, with the 'Wolves reportedly trading the disgruntled All-Star to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Dario Saric , Robert Covington , Jerryd Bayless , and a future second-round pick. Here are three questions to consider in the aftermath of a blockbuster: Does Butler make the Sixers legit title contenders? David Sherman / National Basketball Association / Getty Philly obviously made a massive splash in cobbling together what they hope is a fearsome Big Three for the...
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Joel Embiid's 42 points, 18 rebounds outduels Kemba Walker in 76ers' OT win

10 days ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

Joel Embiid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter.
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NBA SportsLine projections: 76ers should crack 50 wins after Jimmy Butler trade; Wolves' playoff chances take plunge

10 days ago   |   By CBSSports

SportsLine's simulations also give the Warriors a 68 percent chance to win the title for a third straight season
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What Jimmy Butler-to-76ers trade means for Raptors, East

10 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

The Jimmy Butler saga has finally reached its natural conclusion with reports the disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves superstar has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers .
It ends one of the more bizarre stand-offs between a player and management that we've seen in years, a drama that has played out in public since prior to training camp in September and billowed behind the scenes for far longer.
The reported deal will send Butler and centre prospect Justin Patton to the Sixers in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jarryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick.
There's a ton of...
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Wolves rush Butler trade, but at least they can focus on basketball

10 days ago   |   By FanSided

The Jimmy Butler saga in Minnesota has finally come to a close with a trade to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Timberwolves can finally get back to basketball. It isn't often losing one of the best players in the NBA qualifies as a relief, but then it isn't often we see the sort of drama that...
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76ers' title hopes take big leap with Jimmy Butler trade

10 days ago   |   By FanSided

With Jimmy Butler entering the fold, the 76ers will look to contend for a championship immediately. First, they have to find a fit for Butler. Jimmy Butler may not be the final piece to the Philadelphia 76ers' puzzle, nor will he guarantee a year of title contention. Questions surrounding Markelle Fultz at the point guard position...
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Jimmy Butler trade grades: 76ers take calculated risk in deal with Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler trade grades: 76ers take calculated risk in deal with Timberwolves

10 days ago   |   By Sporting News

Jimmy Butler is finally leaving Minnesota. Here are the latest details on the blockbuster trade, plus initial grades for both the Timberwolves and 76ers.
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Reports: Minnesota Timberwolves trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

10 days ago   |   By NBA

The Jimmy Butler era is over for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who shipped the All-Star swingman to the Philadelphia 76ers in a multi-player deal, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.
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Jimmy Butler Trade Grades: 76ers establish themselves as elite contender; Wolves add solid pieces to young core

10 days ago   |   By CBSSports

The Sixers added a third superstar to an already talented roster with this reported blockbuster deal
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Jimmy Butler trade sparks Markelle Fultz jokes on Twitter

10 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

The Philadelphia 76ers stunned the NBA world with a blockbuster move, landing Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Fans on Twitter had some great reactions to the initial trade. Then the jokes started to fly, with Sixers second-year guard Markelle Fultz being heavily mentioned in relationship to Butler.
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Sixers' title odds take a leap after news of Butler trade

10 days ago   |   By TheScore

Las Vegas seemed to be impressed by the Philadelphia 76ers ' reported acquisition of Jimmy Butler on Saturday. Westgate's odds of Philadelphia winning the NBA title this season jumped to 16-1 - the Sixers had 30-1 odds prior to the trade. The 76ers are now at 7-2 odds to win the Eastern Conference, according to Westgate, which is still behind the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics. Philadelphia sat third in the Eastern Conference standings going into Saturday's games. While the 76ers' depth takes a hit in sending out Robert Covington and Dario Saric , Butler figures to round out a...
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76ers Trade Rumors: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons Were Consulted About Jimmy Butler

10 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons were reportedly "consulted" about Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler before the Sixers pulled ...
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The Wizards haven't been able to conjure up a spell to fix their struggles, and sources say the Hornets are looking to swarm Bradley Beal. Read more ...