Report: Timberwolves to trade Butler to Sixers
Details of the trade, reported by Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, were not disclosed. Wojnarowski reported that the league trade call and physicals are scheduled for Monday, and the earliest Butler will make his team debut likely will be Wednesday night when the 76ers visit the Orlando Magic.
The 76ers will also reportedly receive center Justin Patton from the Timberwolves.
Butler has averaged 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals through 10 games this season.
Butler, 29, requested a trade during the preseason and told Minnesota he plans to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Minnesota president and coach Tom Thibodeau, who also coached Butler with the Chicago Bulls, initially pushed back against the player's trade demands. But ESPN reported that Thibodeau changed his mind late Friday after his team's fifth loss in a row.
--Field Level Media
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