Minnesota Timberwolves trade Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia 76ers

Annette Crawford
November 10, 2018

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement to trade disgruntled All-Star forward Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN.

Butler requested a trade away from Minnesota late in the offseason, with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat his preferred destinations, according to reports. Philadelphia has the young pieces in place with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid that will make it very hard for Butler to leave this summer.

Today is a bad day for the Celtics, Raptors, and Bucks.

To go along with Butler, the Sixers will receive Justin Patton.

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.

The Timberwolves have lost five straight games, putting them ahead of only the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference standings.

The 76ers, meanwhile, have gotten off to a slower start than expected.

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.

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