Source: Wolves trade Butler to Philly for 3 players, pick
Jimmy Butler has his wish: He’s out of Minnesota.
And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three – one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference.
An anonymous source with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The trade is still pending NBA approval, which is not expected until Monday.
Justin Patton will also be sent to Philadelphia, and Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick are also going to Minnesota, the person said.
The Athletic first reported the agreement.
Philadelphia’s “Process” led it to the second round of the playoffs last season behind two of the game’s youngest, brightest stars in big man Joel Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons.
Raptors 128, Knicks 112: Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto improved its league-best record to 12-1 with a home win. Clippers 128, Bucks 126 (OT): Lou Williams hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting host Los Angeles to a victory and handing Milwaukee its third loss in 12 games.