Sixers finalizing trade for Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler

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That is contingent, of course, on Butler's ability to get along with his younger teammates - something with which he seemed to struggle in Minnesota.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler and the 76ers are expected to reach a deal on a long-term contract in the summer.

He sat out the Timberwolves' game against the Jazz on Wednesday with no guarantee he would play for Minnesota again, The Athletic reported at the time.

Charania is reporting that the Sixers and Timberwolves will have a trade call on Monday to finalize the deal.

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Justin Patton will also be sent to Philadelphia, and Jarryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick are also going to Minnesota, the person said.

After many months of writing trade ideas for Jimmy Butler, I can say that I'm truly happy the front office chose to part ways with Butler even if he was the one that ended up severing the ties.

Almost two months after requesting to be sent out of town, Jimmy Butler has finally been traded. Butler gives the Sixers made a Big Three that includes Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. He did name the Clippers, who are in position to have to max-contract free agency slots in 2019 and could wind up being the most affected. He appeared in 10 games for Minnesota, averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals per contest.

The deal comes after Butler turned down a four-year, $110 million extension from the Timberwolves during the offseason and was not moved after the Rockets reportedly offered four first-round picks to acquire him.

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