Philadelphia, PA — The Jimmy Butler — Minnesota Timberwolves drama just may be over. Saturday afternoon The Score reported that the Timberwolves and 76ers have reached a trade agreement on swingman Jimmy Butler.
The 76ers would receive Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves would receive Justin Patton, Jerryd Bayless, Dario Saric, Robert Covington, along with a 2022 second-round pick. This trade is a day after Jimmy Butler once again went public blasting the Timberwolves locker room to the media.
Butler complained about minutes to reporters, stating there are more players on the team, and rumors were circulating the internet about Butler’s request for minute restriction. ” Nobody talked to me about nothing.”, said Butler. ” I haven’t talked about minutes with nobody, I just go out there and I just play. I get lost in the game, and I want to win, and I don’t even realize it turns into 41 minutes.
That sh** has to stop! We have 14 other guys. ” Butler also in the offseason requested a trade, but Minnesota rejected many offers from teams like the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat; asking for too much in return, which broke down those potential deals.