However, they did have to give up value to obtain Jimmy Butler's services.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski, the 76ers have acquired Minnesota's disgruntled star and oft-injured 2017 1st-round pick Justin Patton for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 2nd round pick.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the trade. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced by either team and was still pending National Basketball Association approval, which might not come until Monday. He remains one of the league's top two-way players and should immediately join Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to help turn the Sixers into even more of an Eastern Conference contender. Wojnarowski also added that the Sixers are confident they will get a deal done as long as it's a smooth transition for Butler this season.
Almost two months after requesting to be sent out of town, Jimmy Butler has finally been traded. Butler has missed at least 15 games in four of the last five seasons, including a career-high 23 games previous year while dealing with a knee injury. He appeared in 10 games for Minnesota, averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals per contest.
Despite all this, Butler has shared a mutual admiration with Wolves president/coach Tom Thibodeau, who attempted on repeated occasions to keep Butler to have a change of heart and remain in Minnesota.