Twitter reacts to 76ers pulling off Jimmy Butler trade

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After weeks of waiting, the Minnesota Timberwolves have finally traded star guard Jimmy Butler. On Saturday, Minnesota shipped Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers in a Saturday morning blockbuster trade.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Minnesota will receive forwards Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a future second-round pick for Butler and Justin Patton.

The saga around Butler’s desire started in September and stretched into the season with the turmoil and speculation surrounding Minnesota’s organization. Now in a situation where the Timberwolves had to trade Butler, they receive a compelling return of young talent.

Following the blockbuster trade, Twitter erupted with reactions and analysis to a deal that will surely shake up the NBA landscape.