Butler and the Sixers expect to reach a deal on a long-term contract this summer, league sources told ESPN. The Sixers made the trade to add Butler to a Big Three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Sources confirm to @6abc Sixers traded for 4x All-Star Jimmy Butler from Minnesota Timberwolves in 5 Player deal— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) November 10, 2018
🔹Sixers Get 🔹
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The Timberwolves will receive a package that includes Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a second-round pick, sources said, and Minnesota will also send Justin Patton to Philadelphia.
Once the trade is complete, the Timberwolves may waive Bayless, but the team is still considering its options, sources said.
Jimmy Butler has been an All-Star in EACH of the last 4 seasons— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) November 10, 2018
🏆4x All Star
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