Jimmy Butler Traded to Philadelphia 76ers

As reported on Saturday, the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and a 2022 second-round pick.

It was no secret that Butler desired a trade, as the charade has been ongoing for weeks. The Timberwolves initially received an offer from the Houston Rockets that included 4 first-round picks, but Minnesota ultimately wanted to avoid a new “super team” in the Western Conference.

Butler is currently averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game this season. With a potential player option through the 2019-20 season, it has been reported that the 76ers and Butler are expected to agree on a long-term extension in the summer of 2019 before that becomes a barrier.

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