Jimmy Butler trade: Timberwolves send G to Philadelpia 76ers

Posted November 11, 2018

Almost two months after Jimmy Butler's initial trade request, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally made a decision to bite the bullet and get what they could in return for the four-time All-Star.

Butler will now team up with young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, greatly improving the 76ers' perimeter defence and bolstering their chances of a deep playoff run.

Minnesota also sent Butler out of the West, where he could have done a lot more damage to the Timberwolves in an already stacked conference.

After months of bickering and a poisonous locker room with his Minnesota Timberwolves, four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler has been granted his wish and is set to be traded to the 76ers.

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

Butler played in 10 of those games, averaging 21.3 points. The deal has been finalized by both sides and will have a trade call with the National Basketball Association on Monday, according to Charania.

ESPN later reported that the Wolves would be receiving a pair of players, Robert Covington and Dario Saric from Philadelphia in return.

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 Wizards most likely would have had to include small forward Otto Porter in any trade for Butler.

Butler is a competent outside shooter - he has shot over 35 percent from deep in three of the last four seasons - but his best use is on the ball where he is a competent isolation scorer and playmaker.