• Southeast Notes: Riley, Whiteside, M. Williams, Carter

    8 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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  • Jimmy Butler Trade: Handicapping Philadelphia 76ers Odds To Win Eastern Conference

    8 days ago - By Sportschatplace

    The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over, as he was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Philadelphia 76ers for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round draft pick.
    So, what does this do for future betting when it comes to the 76ers?
    Bovada, a site I rarely look at in the offshore market due to late line posts, has the 76ers at +750 to win the East. I'm not sure how you pass that up with this move. While the 76ers lost outside shooting and doesn't have many players who can stretch the floor, they now have possibly three of the top-10 players in the...
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  • Winners, Losers, Takeaways from Sixers-Wolves Trade for Jimmy Butler

    8 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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  • Reports: Jimmy Butler dealt to 76ers, creating Big 3 in Philadelphia

    8 days ago - By NBA

    Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Minnesota.
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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

    8 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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  • Jimmy Butler traded to the Sixers

    Jimmy Butler traded to the Sixers

    8 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

    8 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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  • Stephen A. Smith Goes Berserk Reacting To Jimmy Butler Trade To 76ers

    8 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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  • Knicks' day gets worse with lopsided loss to Raptors

    Knicks' day gets worse with lopsided loss to Raptors

    8 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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  • Jimmy Butler Set to Join 76ers, as Timberwolves Move to End Chaos With a Trade

    8 days ago - By NYT

    The deal would send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to Minnesota, match Butler with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in Philadelphia, and end the N.B.A.'s most riveting drama.
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  • Wolves rush Butler trade, but at least they can focus on basketball

    8 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...
    Wolves rush Butler trade, but at least they can focus on basketball - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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  • 76ers' title hopes take big leap with Jimmy Butler trade

    8 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...
    76ers' title hopes take big leap with Jimmy Butler trade - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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  • Joel Embiid's 42 points, 18 rebounds outduels Kemba Walker in 76ers' OT win

    8 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

    8 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

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

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

    8 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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  • Jimmy Butler trade sparks Markelle Fultz jokes on Twitter

    8 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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  • Jimmy Butler Trade Grades: 76ers establish themselves as elite contender; Wolves add solid pieces to young core

    8 days ago - By CBSSports

    The Sixers added a third superstar to an already talented roster with this reported blockbuster deal
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  • Sixers' title odds take a leap after news of Butler trade

    8 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

    8 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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