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76ers Acquire Jimmy Butler From Wolves For Robert Covington, Dario Saric

11 November, 2018, 07:46 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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The Sixers just got significantly better and put the Eastern Conference on notice Saturday by landing four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler.

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

After requesting a trade out of Minnesota well over a month ago, Butler is probably pretty happy that his wish was finally granted, and on top of that, he gets to join a young, up-and-coming contender in Philadelphia.

Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded, and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept. Butler averaged 21.3 points in 10 games for Minnesota this season.

"You add another All-Star to the team, definitely", said Simmons, who was already part of one of the league's most talented duos along with All-Star center Joel Embiid.


It was almost midnight inside the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento on Saturday, and Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Scott Layden was the only one in the crowded room still working.

In addition to the deal, the reports claims that Philadelphia and Butler expect to reach a deal on a long-team contract this summer.

The 76ers will send key members Robert Covington and Dario Saric to Minnesota in the deal.

It was well known that head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau had zero interest in forking over Butler for future assets, therefore forfeiting the balance of the 2018-19 campaign.

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