Jimmy Butler trade: Timberwolves send G to Philadelpia 76ers

Virginia Santiago
November 11, 2018

The Timberwolves have been a disaster this season with Butler openly vilifying team-mates as soft and demanding a trade, and with the team losing all five games on their latest road trip.

Sixers big man Joel Embiid hoped that the addition of Butler will vault the Sixers into the NBA Finals.

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The reality-show level soap opera that was Butler's long goodbye to Minnesota captivated the sports world as every detail of his contentious relationship with the team played out on screens large and small.

Speaking prior to the 76ers' overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Simmons suggested that the addition of the four-time All-Star, who was acquired in exchange for Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington and Dario Saric, will elevate the team. Philly's big four - Embiid, Butler, Simmons, with J.J. Woj doesn't say if the Sixers plan to offer all of that or something smaller, but if you are Butler and turning 30, you need to get as much money as you possibly can because this might be the last mega-deal.

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The 76ers have had an inconsistent start to the new National Basketball Association season winning eight and losing five games. Ben Simmons still needs a jumper, stat, though.

Another option for Brown may be to insert rookie guard Landry Shamet into the starting lineup. He's also connecting on a career-high 41.7 percent of his three-point attempts.

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The Jimmy Butler saga has seemingly come to an end in Minnesota, as ESPN's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski are both reporting that a deal has been struck with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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