Saturday November 10, 2018 02:58 PM Philadelphia will send Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick to Minnesota in trade expected to be announced on Monday. Written by The Associated Press Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Minnesota. And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced by either team and was still pending NBA approval, which is not expected until Monday. Justin Patton will also be sent to Philadelphia, and Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick are also going to Minnesota, the person said. The Athletic first reported the agreement. Share this article … [Read more...] about Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler headed to Sixers, says source
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By Matt Wyatt Updated 6:23 pm CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler plays against the Indiana Pacers in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler plays against the Indiana Pacers in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Photo: Jim Mone/Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 28: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Washington Wizards on November 28, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) less MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 28: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Washington Wizards on November 28, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo ... more … [Read more...] about Report: Rockets offer 4 first-round picks for Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler has invited Timberwolves fans to boo him when he returns to Target Center for the home opener on Friday. Good idea, but why stop there? Boo Tom Thibodeau for trying to shoe-horn a rebuilding team through an impossibly narrow shortcut. Boo Andrew Wiggins for taking a max contract and disappearing when games are on the line. Boo owner Glen Taylor for hiring the wrong people at nearly every turn, and firing the right guy when he managed to get it right. Minnesota’s NBA franchise has been a gong show since 1989, but while this season promises to be more deflating than most, letting Butler absorb 30 years of anger, frustration and anguish is unfair. Why let Kevin McHale off the hook, or David Kahn, Stephon Marbury or Jonny Flynn? By demanding a trade before the season started, Butler put the Timberwolves in an awful bind, but this is par for the course in Minnesota. This is the franchise that traded Ray Allen for Stephon Marbury, lost five (!) first-round draft picks … [Read more...] about John Shipley: Boo Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, but don’t stop there
“You f—ing need me. You can’t win without me.” The now infamous words from Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler directed toward his teammates during a practice last Wednesday. Butler was in the midst of an epic practice rant in which he ripped into his general manager, his head coach and his teammates. Butler later explained that all his emotions simply came out at once. The feelings built up from his in-season knee injury, his frustration with his teammates, his so-called lack of respect from the organization, his early playoff exit and his trade request that has yet to accumulate to anything, exploded onto the practice gym floor. The Timberwolves have been actively searching for a trade partner for Butler in the three weeks following his trade request. The problem is, they haven’t found the right suitor. A common theme has been that the Wolves are asking for far too much in return for Butler. By simply floating the idea of a Ben Simmons-Butler … [Read more...] about The Jimmy Butler Conundrum Crawls On
Opportunity could be arriving for the Knicks. With rumors of Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves not seeing eye-to-eye, there's at least a chance an in-season blockbuster could go down. Bleacher Report already has named the Knicks as a possible team to watch if a Butler sweepstakes commences. Here's what a deal could look like. New York Knicks get: Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves get: Courtney Lee, Frank Ntilikina After five seasons of irrelevance, the New York Knicks are known to be in the market for big-name free agents to get back into the postseason. With Joakim Noah's exit seemingly inevitable, they will have most of their bad money off the books and could make a run at one or two major stars. Trading for one ahead of time would give them an advantage, both from a cap standpoint (they could go over the cap to re-sign Butler by using his Bird rights) and in giving them the opportunity to sell him on the culture that new coach David Fizdale is looking to build. … [Read more...] about NBA trade rumors: Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler to Knicks?