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Jimmy Butler will be traded to Philadelphia 76ers from Minnesota Timberwolves | NBA News

Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

Butler has been attempting to secure a move away from the Timberwolves since the start of the season, having handed in a trade request in September.

The 29-year-old has since played in 10 games, averaging just over 21 points, but has appeared unsettled in the Wolves’ 4-9 start to the 2018-2019 campaign.

ESPN have reported that the Timberwolves will receive Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a second-round pick in exchange for Butler.

The 76ers will also receive Justin Patton as part of the deal which gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big Three of Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

Philadelphia are currently third in the Eastern Conference standings with eight wins and five defeats.

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