Minnesota Timberwolves: Why each new player fits the Wolves perfectly

LeBron James Lakers Skip Bayless Rockets

The Minnesota Timberwolves are ending the drama surrounding Jimmy Butler after agreeing to trade the disgruntled superstar to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to an ESPN report on Saturday. The max he can earn is five years, $190 million, and while other teams are hesitant about that length of a deal for Butler, the Sixers have cashed in key assets and are all in now.

The Timberwolves are sending Butler and Justin Patton to the 76ers. Harris and Taylor worked closely with the front offices, including Sixers general manager Elton Brand and Minnesota's Scott Layden and Thibodeau, on executing the trade.

News of Butler's imminent arrival in Philadelphia prompted Las Vegas bookmakers to slice the Sixers odds of challenging for the National Basketball Association championship.

This is an interesting deal that makes Philadelphia's starting unit a lot better with a big-3 of Butler, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid.

Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire
She said a group of 20 other patients were initially evacuated but then returned to the facility because of gridlocked traffic. One Paradise resident who fled the encroaching blaze told the Bee: "It was so hot".

Butler played in 10 of those games, averaging 21.3 points.

In the end, Twitter wasted no time reminding everyone that the Sixers might have won the trade, but it's still the Golden State Warriors' world.

The Wizards most likely would have had to include small forward Otto Porter in any trade for Butler.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that Minnesota will receive forwards Dario Saric and Robert Covington, guard Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. On paper at least, Butler projects to be a solid on-court complement to both players, and if the three are able to gel, they could form one of the league's most potent trios.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Welbeck has 'significant' ankle injury, Arsenal confirm
Welbeck was available for sale in the summer, Arsenal had not offered him a new contract and likely are not planning to do so. The England worldwide was on the fringes of Emery's first-team squad so a contract extension is unlikely to be forthcoming.

Objectionable scenes in film 'Sarkar' cut, Tamil Nadu government thanks crew
He too tweeted that a government that can't accept criticism can go off the tangent. Meanwhile, Rajinikanth "strongly condemned" the demands for deletion of the scenes.

Pat Toomey's advice to next attorney general: Wrap up Trump probe
On Wednesday, Trump fired the attorney general, Jeff Sessions , and named Whitaker as his replacement at the justice department . Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation , and describes Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt".

Google changes sex harassment policies after worker protests
Meredith Whittaker, one organizer of the protest and co-director of the AI Now Institute, congratulated everyone with a tweet. Google will also provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports available to all employees.

California gunman went on social media during bar attack
About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an bad argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property. Police at the scene of the California shooting in which 13 people died, including the gunman and a police officer.

Dutch businessman, 69, seeks to legally identify as 20 years younger
Ratelband thinks his actual, real current age is limiting, especially when it comes to trying to find a date online. He says that with his youthful face and an age of 49, he would get more dates, possibly with younger women.

Trump administration moves forward with asylum restrictions
About 4,800 migrants are sheltered in a sports complex in Mexico City, some 600 miles (965 kilometers) from the USA border. Claims have spiked in recent years, and there is a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration court.

Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions
At a protest in support of Mueller outside the White House, a crowd of several hundred protesters shouted anti-Trump slogans. On Thursday, two people close to Whitaker said he has no intention of taking himself off the Russian Federation case.

China debuts creepy AI that reads the news like a real(ish) anchor
The anchor resembles a male human anchor with the voice and facial expressions of a real person. "I'm AI news anchor in Beijing". Net users on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo questioned if these AI anchors would replace human reporters.

SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX
The foldable phone will use two displays, members of Samsung's system software group said at an afternoon session for developers. The prototype displays that have been floating around for years will soon make it to actual consumer devices.

Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Jared Polis became the first openly gay elected governor in the state of Colorado along with Ms Davids in Congress. She campaigned for tackling climate change and income inequality and providing universal healthcare.

Tallahassee Mayor Gillum, Republican former Rep. DeSantis cast votes
As expected, statewide Democratic candidates fared well in South Florida, where the party dominates voter rolls. Republicans controlled 33 governors' mansions and two-thirds of state legislative chambers going into Tuesday.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses ICE of 'Human Rights Violations' in Victory Speech
Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Debra Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico won their races, becoming the first Native American women in Congress.

Republican Marsha Blackburn wins US Senate race in TN
Senate, House member Marsha Blackburn , the Republican, has won her race against former governor and Democrat Phil Bredesen . Bredesen had been viewed as one of the Democrats' best hopes in the party's quest to regain majority control of the Senate.

Samsung Galaxy X: Here is what we know about the foldable phone
In this orientation, the phone is pretty much like any other smartphone giving you a full touch screen in a portrait orientation. In the meantime Samsung is opening up development tools to ensure apps will be ready for the foldable device when it's released.

Other news