Here. They. Come. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves to acquire guard Jimmy Butler.
Sources with @JonKrawczynski: Philadelphia is finalizing a deal with Minnesota to acquire Jimmy Butler.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 10, 2018
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports the deal includes both Robert Covington and Dario Saric, and Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the deal is indeed done.
Deal includes both Robert Covington and Dario Saric, sources tell ESPN
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 10, 2018
Minnesota has agreed to a deal to send Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia for a package that includes Robert Covington and Dario Saric, league sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 10, 2018
This is a major haul for the T-Wolves, if we’re being honest, for a player that so clearly had no interest in remaining with the club and was making things difficult while he remained on Minnesota’s roster.
For Philly, it gives a young contender yet another key piece to make a run in the wide-open Eastern Conference, which is there for the taking now that LeBron James is in Los Angeles.