Jimmy Butler trade: Report says Timberwolves complete deal with 76ers

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

In return, the Timberwolves will get Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless, as well as a 2022 second-round draft pick.

Minnesota president and coach Tom Thibodeau decided late Friday night after a fifth straight loss that the team could no longer function with Butler as a part of it, sources said.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the trade.

The Timberwolves are granting disgruntled Jimmy Butler his trade request after all.

The trade will reportedly be finalized on Monday on a call with the league office.

Already one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers finally have a capable wing scorer to pair with star point guard Ben Simmons and center Joel Embiid.

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.

Butler has two years remaining on the five-year, $92 million deal he signed with the Bulls in 2015. 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.



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