76ers Trade Rumors: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons Were Consulted About Jimmy Butler

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 1: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers high fives Ben Simmons #25 against the LA Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons were reportedly “consulted” about Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler before the Sixers pulled off a blockbuster trade for the four-time NBA All-Star selection Saturday.

Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice reported the 76ers’ front office spoke with both franchise cornerstones “prior to the agreement taking place.”

Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic provided full details of the deal:

                  

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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November 10, 2018 at 11:35AM

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