The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly made a big move on Saturday, dealing Robert Covington and Dario Saric to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for star wing Jimmy Butler. The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported the deal. ESPN followed up with the package. Butler, who requested a trade earlier this season, will be a fascinating addition for a Sixers team that scuffled at times out of the gate. Covington and Saric both offered 3-point shooting for the Sixers, who have lacked spacing at times. But Butler is a legitimate star and a winner, even after all of his recent drama. The Sixers will have a chance to fill in an gap around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid without giving up on the Markelle Fultz experiment. Minnesota, meanwhile, will deal Justin Patton in addition to Butler and will receive Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. What does this mean for the East? It’s not entirely clear yet. The Toronto Raptors have been the class of the conference, and the Bucks have emerged as a contender under Mike Budenholzer. The Boston Celtics have struggled immensely at times, but the talent still remains (even if the fit has been awkward so far). But the Sixers will have a legitimate big three. That makes them a force in a top-heavy (but wide open) Eastern Conference.