Wolves trade Jimmy Butler to Sixers for players & picks

Well, it's finally happened.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly traded Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton  to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jordan Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick

 
 

Jimmy Butler going to Philadelphia, a deal that becomes official on Monday, means the 76ers might have three All-Stars in the same season - something they haven't had in more than 30 years. 

Butler, fellow returning All-Star Joel Embiid and probable All-Star Ben Simmons should be headed to Charlotte this February for the league's midseason showcase. The last time Philly sent three to an All-Star Game was when Julius Erving, Charles Barkley and Maurice Cheeks went in 1987. 

A little bit has changed since then. 

- That game was in Seattle, which no longer is in the NBA. 

- The league had 23 teams, as opposed to the 30 it has now. 

- That was also the last season where every NBA team averaged at least 100 points per game. This season, the league is on pace for that to happen again. 

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