76ers acquire Jimmy Butler in trade with Timberwolves

76ers acquire Jimmy Butler in trade with Timberwolves

76ers acquire Jimmy Butler in trade with Timberwolves

Minnesota has agreed to trade the disgruntled star to Philadelphia along with Justin Patton in exchange for a package that includes Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick, sources tell our Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have struck a blockbuster deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade for all-star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to multiple reports Saturday afternoon. The teams will likely execute the trade on Monday. The Philadelphia 76ers are sending two key players to Minnesota to land a third superstar to pair with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

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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. Butler can sign a five-year max contract worth $190 million, while other teams could offer four years and a projected $141 million.

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As I wrote in October, the 76ers needed to be aggressive in Butler trade talks as he reportedly had "eyes for them". The Heat were also reported to have had interest in landing Butler. However, Butler can opt out after this season.

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