76ers Acquire Jimmy Butler From Wolves For Robert Covington, Dario Saric

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

BREAKING: Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

The Jimmy Butler era in Minnesota is reportedly over.

While Robert Covington and Dario Saric are both solid rotational players, neither have true star potential and are averaging 11.3 and 11.1 points per game, respectively. The 29-year-old has been a malcontent in recent months, making his desire for a trade public and regularly lashing out against his teammates and coaches in Minnesota.

Worth noting: The trade won't be official until Monday, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

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.

Following the 2018-19 season, Butler will be an unrestricted free agent and Philadelphia had previously expressed interest in adding Butler to make up a big three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals in 59 games. He was named an All-Star for the fourth time in his career, made third team All-NBA and second team All-Defense.

Butler, 29, is now in his eighth National Basketball Association season.

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