Sixers to acquire Jimmy Butler from Timberwolves

by Leon Thompson November 11, 2018, 8:43
Sixers to acquire Jimmy Butler from Timberwolves

Wojnarowski reported that the league trade call and physicals are scheduled for Monday, and the earliest Butler will make his team debut likely will be Wednesday night when the 76ers visit the Orlando Magic.

The tumultuous tenure of Jimmy Butler on the Minnesota Timberwolves came to a close Saturday as The Athletic's Shams Charania reported the All-Star is heading to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook installed the Sixers as 16-1 shots for the crown, down from 30-1.

The 76ers have had an inconsistent start to the new National Basketball Association season winning eight and losing five games.

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Butler, a shooting guard and small forward, is an elite scorer and defender. The trade comes on the heels of an 0-5 road swing for the Wolves, which chiefly get Dario Saric and Robert Covington back in the deal. After his well-documented trade saga started to stretch into the season and impact the Minnesota Timberwolves' ability to win basketball games, Tom Thibodeau and company decided to make a move.

Philly now has the luxury of unleashing Butler on the opposing team's best perimeter player, forming a versatile defensive spine, flanked by Simmons and Embiid.

The 76ers will also receive Justin Patton as part of the deal which gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

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