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Jimmy Butler traded, Joe Ingles remains best Wing in Northwest Division

Jimmy Butler is heading to the Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Goodbye, Jimmy. The Northwest Division loses yet another wing not as good as Joe Ingles. Jimmy Butler joins a long line of elite small forwards in the Northwest Division trying to escape Joe Ingles: Gordon Hayward, Jimmy Butler, and Kevin Durant. Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless, and 2nd round pick.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are able to get good value while keeping Butler out of the Western Conference (until he leaves for the Los Angeles Lakers next year).

Joe Ingles is averaging 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.7 steals on 39% shooting from three.