Sometime on Monday, the Jimmy Butler saga is expected to officially reach a conclusion for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
After it does, the Timberwolves can focus on getting ready for Monday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets.
Butler's desire to leave Minnesota was made known shortly before training camp began in September and cast a shadow on the first few weeks of the season.
Butler was not enamored with playing with Karl Anthony-Towns, publicly said he expected to opt-out of his contract next summer to become a free agent and a trade was in place shortly after Minnesota fell to 4-9 following Friday's 121-110 loss at Sacramento.
On Saturday, the Wolves and Philadelphia 76ers reportedly reached an agreement on a trade. Butler will go to Philadelphia along with rookie Justin Patton and Minnesota will get Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a second-round pick in 2022.
The trade will likely be officially announced Monday after the league approves it and then the Wolves will attempt to break a five-game losing streak and rebound from a winless five-game trip that has dropped them to 4-9. >> Read more
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