FILE PHOTO: Oct 19, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves ahead Jimmy Butler (23) celebrates with teammates after scoring a loose throw in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers all through the fourth quarter at Goal Heart. Necessary Credit score: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports activities
The Minnesota Timberwolves are finishing the drama surrounding Jimmy Butler after agreeing to business the disgruntled celebrity to the Philadelphia 76ers, in step with an ESPN file on Saturday.
Main points of the business, reported through Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, weren’t disclosed. Wojnarowski reported that the league business name and physicals are scheduled for Monday, and the earliest Butler will make his group debut most probably can be Wednesday night time when the 76ers discuss with the Orlando Magic.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Minnesota will obtain forwards Dario Saric and Robert Covington, guard Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick out.
The 76ers may even reportedly obtain middle Justin Patton from the Timberwolves.
Butler has averaged 21.three issues, five.2 rebounds, four.three assists and a couple of.four steals via 10 video games this season.
Butler, 29, asked a business all through the preseason and informed Minnesota he plans to change into an unrestricted loose agent this summer time.
Minnesota president and trainer Tom Thibodeau, who additionally coached Butler with the Chicago Bulls, first of all driven again in opposition to the participant’s business calls for. However ESPN reported that Thibodeau modified his thoughts past due Friday after his group’s 5th loss in a row.
—Box Degree Media