You can bet which 76ers teammate Butler will make cry

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington has been traded to the Timberwolves. USA TODAY Sports file

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington has been traded to the Timberwolves. USA TODAY Sports file

"I mean, the ball slipped out of my hand, so I had to do what I had to do", Fultz told reporters, per "If you can get a pick, that allows you to do more things".

Marc Stein of the New York Times, in his National Basketball Association newsletter, posited that the Sixers "remain highly interested" in Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle Korver, which makes plenty of sense. "For the most part, that's why I don't worry too much about what everybody says".

However, Stein went on to say that the deal involving Butler could actually hamper the Sixers in an attempt to add Korver to the mix, as the best apparent salary fodder for a deal ($8.6 million in the form of Jerryd Bayless) was sent to Minnesota.

Butler came to Minnesota from the Chicago Bulls in June 2017.

With the new pieces, Thibodeau said the Wolves think they have a "good, young nucleus". "How much better they can get, I think will be determined by how much more work they want to put into it".

"If I was trying to recoup everything that Tom Thibodeau gave up to get his beloved Butler - Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the first-round draft pick that became Lauri Markkanen - I would have preferred what the Heat offered last month", stated Stein in response to a question he received from a fan via email.

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"I don't think that anybody is going to step on anybody's toes".

"With two elite-level players in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Sixers" title window is just beginning to open.

GM Elton Brand knows what Jimmy Butler will bring the 76ers on both ends of the floor. I think if any player had a problem with anything that they would [say it].

After shootaround on Monday morning, veteran forward Anthony Tolliver said it was time to turn the page from the Butler chapter and start fresh. If you know me, if you're around me, you know my heart. "In the locker room, they loved him".

"I love my teammates". "On the court, he's demanding and he wants to win". "Once we get to that point where we felt we were getting multiple rotational players, we felt it would be time to execute the deal". "I think I'm an incredible human being, teammate, and I will show that to the guys here".

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