Jimmy Butler now officially a 76er

Matt Leon
November 12, 2018 - 1:39 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) passes the ball against Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell (3) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The trade is a officially a done deal.

Four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler is now a 76er, along with big man Justin Patton. In the deal, the 76ers give up Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Šaric and a 2022 second-round draft pick.

Butler, 29, spent his first six NBA seasons in Chicago before being traded to Minnesota in June of 2017, along with Patton. 

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Butler played in 10 games this season with Minnesota, averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals in 36.1 minutes per game.

He will be introduced at a press conference in Camden on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

He is expected to make his debut with the 76ers Wednesday night in Orlando.

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