Jimmy Butler Is Reportedly Getting Traded To The Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmy Butler Is Reportedly Getting Traded To The Philadelphia 76ers

It brings to an end a almost two-month ordeal since Butler's desire to be traded first became public. Details of the trade are still being finalized.

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to acquire Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second round pick. In a bit of a twist, Butler is heading to a team that will have legitimate championship aspirations with him on board. The Philadelphia 76ers are sending two key players to Minnesota to land a third superstar to pair with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

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Butler requested a trade from the Timberwolves before the season began.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is also reporting that the Sixers "fully expect" to sign Butler to a contract extension this summer. Richardson, on the other hand, has already taken a massive leap on this young season and is now averaging 20.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. The Marquette product is a four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection and four-time All-Defensive Team selection. Moreover, Butler should bring a sense of intensity and veteran leadership that Philadelphia has lacked since last season. The only other time he played more than 67 games in a season was his a year ago in Chicago when he played in 76 contests.

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