NorthJersey.com Digital Desk Published 1:00 PM EST Nov 10, 2018 Jimmy Butler will not be coming to New York. Instead, he’s headed to Philadelphia, according to a report from ESPN. The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Justin Patton and a second-round pick, according to the report. Per an ESPN report on Sept. 19, Butler requested a trade from the Timberwolves while listing the Knicks, Nets and Clippers as his preferred destinations since they have the cap space to re-sign him to a max extension this upcoming summer. The guard is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Butler had previously stoked the flame of possibly joining the Knicks on social media. Over the summer, he had some fun on Instagram when he liked a comment suggesting he and Kyrie Irving come play for the Knicks. In addition to being one of the NBA’s top perimeter defenders, Butler is also an elite scorer who has averaged at least 20 points per game in each of the last three seasons.