The Butler saga is over and Philly gets a much-needed upgrade.
According to Shams Charania, the now former Timberwolf has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Sixers will receive the perennial All-Star while sending Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 second-round draft pick to Minnesota.
Minnesota has traded Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to Philadelphia for Robert, Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 second-round draft pick, league sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 10, 2018
Details are still coming but once approved, this could be a dramatic shift in the Eastern Conference.
The Sixers desperately needed another option on a team that’s been streaky at best since the start of the season.
The Shadow League will keep you up to date as more details emerge.