By Daniel Flores
Jimmy Butler has been asking for a trade from the Timberwolves for a long time now. The day has finally come, as the Timberwolves will be trading Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to the 76ers for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second round draft pick.
Sources: Philadelphia's Jerryd Bayless has also been traded to Minnesota as part of Jimmy Butler deal. Covington/Saric/Bayless/2022 2nd for Butler and Patton. https://t.co/qSvFzjG5BU
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 10, 2018
The 76ers who are already a strong team in the Eastern Conference add a solid veteran in Jimmy Butler.
Jimmy Butler and the Sixers fully expect to reach a deal on a long-term contract this summer, league sources tell ESPN. Sixers made deal with plans to add Butler to a Big Three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 10, 2018