Timberwolves trade Jimmy Butler to Sixers

Jimmy Butler Is Reportedly Getting Traded To The Philadelphia 76ers

Details of the trade are still being finalized.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported Saturday that Philadelphia is sending Dario Saric and Robert Covington to Minnesota in a package for Butler. He requested a trade in September and has been eagerly awaiting a deal while the Timberwolves tried to find a trade partner.

According to Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Philadelphia 76ers have acquired the four-time All-Star from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Butler is now averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists while knocking down 37.8 percent of his shots from three for the Timberwolves.

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. Moreover, Butler should bring a sense of intensity and veteran leadership that Philadelphia has lacked since last season. The Marquette product is a four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection and four-time All-Defensive Team selection. His rookie season was the lockout-shortened 66-game season when he only played 42 games, but his second season he played all 82.

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