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.