Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are now sitting at the bottom of the Northwest division with a disappointing 4-9 record.

The Miami Heat were still in contention to acquire disgruntled forward Jimmy Butler, but their decision to remove Josh Richardson ended such talks.

Wojnarowski reported that the league trade call and physicals are scheduled for Monday, and the earliest Butler will make his team debut likely will be Wednesday night when the 76ers visit the Orlando Magic.

The Timberwolves are sending All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia has started off slow and played flat - while they are 8-5 they have the point differential of a team 6-7 (a net rating of -0.6) with a bottom ten offense. Embiid and Simmons have been the established stars on this team, but Butler tends to dominate franchises so it will be interesting to see how they feel taking a back seat to Butler. The deal has been finalized by both sides and will have a trade call with the National Basketball Association on Monday, according to Charania.

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Butler and the Sixers "fully expect" to come to terms on a long-term contract this summer, Wojnarowski added.

Robert Covington #33 and Dario Saric #9. Dario Saric gives them another big who can stretch the floor. Though, there were mixed reports on whether Butler is receptive to playing alongside James.

The 76ers also needed to find another superstar to help the team overcome Aron Baynes' Boston Celtics, who sit in fifth place in the East but proved too strong for Rookie of the Year, Australia's Simmons, and All-Star centre Joel Embiid, in last year's playoffs.

The jokes Markelle Fultz jokes are already litty.

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