Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler
In the middle of a five-game losing streak, the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Jimmy Butler to the Philidelphia 76ers.
Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynsk of The Athletic reported the trade around Noon on Saturday morning on Twitter. It was big news across the state as Butler requested the trade earlier this year.
It has been dysfunction across the team and the slow start made it even more essential to trade their star player.
The Timberwolves traded Butler, Justin Patton and a 2nd round pick for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and a second round pick.
The Wolves have lost their last five games and it seemed like the right time to move from Butler as they try to rebuild around Karl-Anthony Town and Andrew Wiggins.
Butler has confirmed that he will sign a long-term deal with Philidelphia 76ers, who have built their team around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Now the Wolves will reshape their team and try to get the team back on track after a few months of dysfunction.