Timberwolves trade Jimmy Butler to Sixers

Hope Soto
November 11, 2018

Wolves superstar Jimmy Butler goes on a rant about his frustrations on losing many games early this season. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski, the 76ers have acquired Minnesota's disgruntled star and oft-injured 2017 1st-round pick Justin Patton for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 2nd round pick.

After requesting a trade out of Minnesota well over a month ago, Butler is probably pretty happy that his wish was finally granted, and on top of that, he gets to join a young, up-and-coming contender in Philadelphia.

Almost two months after Jimmy Butler's initial trade request, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally chose to bite the bullet and get what they could in return for the four-time All-Star.

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid #21 react after a dunk by Embiid in the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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With the league offices closed for the weekend, the trade cannot become official until Monday when the trade call can take place.

Minnesota president and coach Tom Thibodeau, who also coached Butler with the Chicago Bulls, initially pushed back against the player's trade demands.

At this time the Wolves have not yet confirmed the deal.

The fact that the Timberwolves turned down four future first-rounders for Butler from the Houston Rockets and then traded him for no future firsts confused some people.

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