Report: Philadelphia Finalizing a Trade for Jimmy Butler
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The Jimmy Butler sweepstakes are finally over, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Philadelphia package to Minnesota includes Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and likely a draft pick, league sources said. Sides exchanged medicals to complete deal. https://t.co/6qGau5GzfA
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 10, 2018
Butler made it public for quite some time that he wants out of Minnesota, and it seems that his landing spot will be alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in Philadelphia.
Along with giving up Covington, Saric, and a draft pick, Philadelphia is also likely to be giving up Jerryd Bayless but will acquire Justin Patton.
Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in his first year with the Timberwolves.