Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers

Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers

Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers

Philadelphia's Jerryd Bayless, Justin Patton and a 2020 second-round draft pick will also be sent to Minnesota.

Butler initially demanded a trade this past offseason.

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly agreed to trade disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers in a deal that shakes up the Eastern Conference outlook.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia has started off slow and played flat - while they are 8-5 they have the point differential of a team 6-7 (a net rating of -0.6) with a bottom ten offense.

But for now, it's time to discuss how each new Timberwolf fits into the Wolves plans for the current season, as well as the near future.

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid #21 react after a dunk by Embiid in the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Robert Covington #33 and Dario Saric #9. The deal has been finalized by both sides and will have a trade call with the National Basketball Association on Monday, according to Charania.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the team has every intention of working out a long-term deal with Butler.

Minnesota also sent Butler out of the West, where he could have done a lot more damage to the Timberwolves in an already stacked conference.

Once the Wolves finally came to the conclusion that a deal had to be made, owner Glen Taylor spoke personally with Sixers owner Josh Harris to push it through, sources said.

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