Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers

Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers

Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers

Sources say the NBA All-Star has been traded to the Philadelphia Sixers.

According to a report by Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, the decision makers in Minnesota had three potential deals on the table before they ultimately agreed on Butler moving to the City of Brotherly Love.

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

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.

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They sit in third place in the Eastern Conference behind front runners the Toronto Raptors and second-placed Milwaukee Bucks, who feature Australians Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker.

Butler, a shooting guard and small forward, is an elite scorer and defender. Butler will form a Big 3 with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

The 76ers will send key members Robert Covington and Dario Saric to Minnesota in the deal. ESPN noted the deal was also made with the intention of reaching a long-term contract extension for Butler this summer.

Butler's arrival speeds up the 76ers" "Process' giving them a veteran presence who can help close out games, an area Philly have struggled with over recent seasons and Simmons added that Butler's winning mindset is something they are eager to share.

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