Reports: Jimmy Butler dealt to 76ers, creating Big 3 in Philadelphia

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Jimmy Butler has his wish: He’s out of Minnesota.

And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three – one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference.

A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced by either team and was still pending NBA approval, which is not expected until Monday.

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

The Athletic first reported the agreement.

 

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