Monday, 10 December, 2018

76ers Acquire Jimmy Butler From Wolves For Robert Covington, Dario Saric

The 76ers Trade for Jimmy Butler; Now Serious Threats to Win the East BREAKING: Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers
Cary Erickson | 10 November, 2018, 21:09

The Jimmy Butler saga appears to have finally come to a close.

ESPN reported that Butler will go to Philadelphia in a package that includes Robert Covington and Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick.

Butler played 41 minutes for the Timberwolves on Friday night in a loss to Sacramento. That deal reportedly included Josh Richardson and a first-round draft pick.

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And don't think there was going to be a breaking National Basketball Association story without Adrian Wojnarowski chipping in some promising info for 76ers fans, reporting they fully expect to sign Butler to an extension this offseason. He had reportedly listed the NY teams, along with the Clippers among his preferred destinations after requesting a trade. The Marquette product is a four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection and four-time All-Defensive Team selection.

Butler, who after six seasons with the Bulls was traded to the Timberwolves in June 2017, is averaging 21.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists this season for Minnesota (4-9) despite not being happy with his situation. There are some questions about how he'll fit alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons since he's not much of a shooter, but apparently, the Sixers aren't concerned about that long term.