NBA Twitter explodes as Jimmy Butler heads to Philadelphia

The trade comes on the heels of an 0-5 road swing for the Wolves, which chiefly get Dario Saric and Robert Covington back in the deal.

With Butler off the table, the Clippers will need to look elsewhere next summer for players that can help them on their quest to a title. The 76ers and Butler plan to work out a long-term extension.

When asked about the arrival of Butler ahead of tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Simmons said he "can't wait" to play with the four-time All-Star.

Needless to say, NBA Twitter was on fire after news of the trade broke.

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 National Basketball Association news.

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Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota.

Butler has been in a dispute with Minnesota Timberwolves this season after requesting a trade during the summer. They weren't happy, Jimmy wasn't happy. Butler will form a Big 3 with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

Once the Wolves finally came to the conclusion that a deal had to be made, owner Glen Taylor spoke personally with Sixers owner Josh Harris to push it through, sources said.

Jimmy Butler has a history of not necessarily getting along with his young, talented teammates, and now he's joining a team that starts two lottery picks that struggle to shoot.

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