Sport

76ers Acquire Jimmy Butler From Wolves For Robert Covington, Dario Saric

76ers Acquire Jimmy Butler From Wolves For Robert Covington, Dario Saric

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement to trade disgruntled All-Star forward Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN.

As for the present, with by far the best Big 3 in the East, the 76ers are now legitimate threats to make it to the Finals.

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.

But according to an ESPN report, Thibodeau eventually came to the conclusion that the Butler drama was indeed too big of a distraction and made a decision to pull the trigger on a deal.

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.




The package is pretty surprising considering the reported deal that almost brought Butler to Miami.

The 76ers were scheduled to enter 2019 with enough cap space to sign a max free agent. Richardson, on the other hand, has already taken a massive leap on this young season and is now averaging 20.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Plenty of teams were mentioned along the way - Houston, the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami among them - as top candidates.

Meanwhile, Butler was forced to begin the season still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves as Tom Thiodeau refused to trade his star.

Clearly, the Sixers are betting they can change that.

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.


  • Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, orders snap vote

    Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, orders snap vote

    He claimed that the party will need "crossover" legislators so Rajapaksa's dispensation can reach the majority mark. The speaker, the 225th member, is neutral.

    Dead, Including Sheriff Deputy & Gunman, in Mass Shooting at Thousand Oaks

    Family members of possible victims or survivors of the shooting gathered at a teen centre in Thousand Oaks for news of loved ones. The dead also included a man who had survived last year's massacre in Las Vegas , Telemachus Orfanos, 27. "I don't want prayers.
    Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Florida

    Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Florida

    Senate race, Florida Governor's race, and the contest for state Agriculture Commissioner. Clashes sparked between pro-DeSantis demonstrators and Gillum supporters.
  • Justice Ginsburg is released from the hospital after breaking three ribs

    Justice Ginsburg is released from the hospital after breaking three ribs

    Upon hearing of Ginsburg's injuries, anxious liberals took to Twitter to volunteer their own ribs to help with her recovery. Yesterday, we learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after breaking three ribs in a fall in her office.
    Westworld Sets Burn Down In California Wildfire

    Westworld Sets Burn Down In California Wildfire

    Quinn, Medicine Woman, American Sniper , and The Love Bug , has most recently been used by the HBO series Westworld . In the photos below, you can also see a church set that was used during season 1 of Westworld .
    Vijay's Sarkar vs TN Sarkar: AIADMK thanks makers for 'agreeing' to cuts

    Vijay's Sarkar vs TN Sarkar: AIADMK thanks makers for 'agreeing' to cuts

    AIADMK has alleged that scenes in the movie criticise previous Tamil Nadu Government of J Jayalalithaa . AR Murugadoss directed " Sarkar ", a political thriller, hit the screens on Tuesday.
  • Dez Bryant Fears Torn Achilles After Injury at Saints Practice

    Dez Bryant Fears Torn Achilles After Injury at Saints Practice

    Bryant agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract on Wednesday and was participating in his second practice when he was injured. Bryant's first practice came on Thursday and he admitted that he used most of that session to knock some of the rust off.
    Canada's Trudeau apologizes for turning away Jews

    Canada's Trudeau apologizes for turning away Jews

    Louis was carrying 907 German Jews fleeing Nazi persecution and it also had been rejected by Cuba and the United States. In the end, 254 passengers would die in the Holocaust. "Despite the desperate pleas of the Canadian Jewish community".
    At least 9 dead as fire incinerates Northern California town

    At least 9 dead as fire incinerates Northern California town

    Cathy Fallon reacts as she stands near the charred remains of her home, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif . Fire officials have issued evacuation notices for parts of Chico, a town of 93,000 people north of Sacramento.
  • Harry and Meghan sorry for delayed wedding cards

    Harry and Meghan sorry for delayed wedding cards

    Meghan eventually wore a tiara with platinum and diamond which was designed by Queen Mary, the current queen's grandmother. Prince Harry got really worked up about it and that's when the Queen made a decision to step in and have a word with him.
    Turkey gives recordings on Khashoggi's death to Saudis, US, Britain - Erdogan

    Turkey gives recordings on Khashoggi's death to Saudis, US, Britain - Erdogan

    Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects who have been detained in Saudi Arabia, so they can be put on trial in Turkey. He again called on Saudi Arabia to provide answers as to what happened to Khashoggi and his body.
    Bound Ryanair Plane Full Of Passengers Seized By French Authorities

    Bound Ryanair Plane Full Of Passengers Seized By French Authorities

    Ryanair had been ordered to repay €1 million of subsidies, but the French government said it had only paid back half the money. DGAC said 149 passengers were put on another flight on Thursday evening and arrived at their destination five hours late.