Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler To 76ers In Blockbuster Deal

The 76ers Trade for Jimmy Butler; Now Serious Threats to Win the East

BREAKING: Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

After two months of Jimmy Butler wanting out of Minnesota, it appears he's finally getting his wish.

The Athletic reported Saturday that Minnesota has traded Butler and Justin Patton to Philadelphia for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless in addition to a 2022 second-round draft pick.

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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The trade will reportedly be finalized on Monday on a call with the league office. Butler gives the Sixers made a Big Three that includes Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Butler can sign a five-year max contract worth $190 million, while other teams could offer four years and a projected $141 million.

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. Though, there were mixed reports on whether Butler is receptive to playing alongside James. In a compromised bargaining position, the Wolves opted not to move him before the season and tried to make it work on the court.

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