LeBron James reacts to Jimmy Butler being traded to Philadelphia

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At long last, the Jimmy Butler-Wolves saga has come to a close, and boy, were there fireworks.

The Heat enter Saturday night's home game against the Washington Wizards with a 5-6 record. But we've got to figure out a way to do that, man.

Both Jimmy Butler and the Wolves front office have been heavily-scrutinized for the way they are handling their differences regarding the former's demand to be traded.

Jimmy Butler is either free of the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Minnesota Timberwolves are free of Jimmy Butler following reports Saturday of a trade to send the disgruntled star to the Philadelphia 76ers, thus ending one of the more freakish National Basketball Association dramas in recent memory.

In return, Philadelphia will send forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric to Minnesota, according to reports from The Athletic and ESPN.

The 76ers are now 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings with 8 wins and 5 defeats. While Joel Embiid has been a beast, Ben Simmons has plateaued to start the season, Markelle Fultz is still figuring a lot of things out, and the Sixers have just looked pedestrian.

The Sun-Times was the first to report last summer that Butler was unhappy in Minnesota after growing frustrated with the nonchalant attitudes of younger teammates - specifically Karl-Anthony Towns.

Butler plans on re-signing with the 76ers in the offseason on a long-term deal. No matter what, all I want to do is win. But at the same time, I know what I'm good at, I know what I can do on the floor.

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