Two days after the Jimmy Butler trade is launched on the internet, the deal is finally official. Not long after…
Two days after the Jimmy Butler trade is launched on the internet, the deal is finally official.
Not long after Monday’s shooting at the Target Center, not long after the coach (and president of basketball operations) Tom Thibodeau said he could not talk about trade than that the trade was completed.
As previously reported, there are Butler to Philly for Robert Covington, Jarryd Bayless and Dario Saric. Covington will wear 6, Bayless 8 and Saric 36.
Philadelphia also gets Wolves top pick last year, injured Justin Patton and Wolves gets a second round picking in 2022.
Thibodeau will talk about the trade before the evening’s match with Brooklyn at the Target Center. The new players are also expected to talk and maybe play. We will learn more about it in the coming hours.
Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson talked about the trade yesterday. There was an air on a new start.
On Monday pass, Anthony Tolliver continued that a cloud was lifted from the head of the team. Even Tyus Jones, who had a very strong relationship with Butler, promised that Butler’s team could have been a distraction to the team. “I’m thinking a little,” Jones said. “Without thinking about it, or noticing it, it probably did little.”
Here are some notes that combine the reactions from yesterday and today, as we expect Covington and Saric to be in uniform this evening. (Bayless recover from injury).
Tolliver: “From a moving point of view, I guess it’s definitely a good thing. Guys can get the cloud out of the head and go out and play basketball.”
Tolliver said the situation was going on. “When you struggle and you have adversities going on, it’s just sort of double the weight,” he said. “Having the ability to move on from it, no matter what it looks like with the new guys or anything, we know at least what we have.”
That’s still early in the season is a plus, Tolliver said.
On Sunday, Karl-Anthony Towns raised the problem of Butler’s passing, he has to become a team leader.
“First of all, I’m not one of the most important [players on the team]” he said. “I’m just a bit at this point. Everyone is as important as the next. So if everyone is working and everyone works hard, they do the small things, we make a good product. It’s first. And secondly, we just have to get together. We are not good at defense so far this year, and we have to clean it up. & # 39; & # 39;
Tollives seemed genuinely to pray to divorce. For him, Towns and Wiggins are leaders.
“What really matters is that they guys understand the responsibility to be a max player,” Toliver said. “Depending on each night, to get a certain degree of consistency. I think both are very young. But it is up to us all around them to continue bringing them along on the consistency page and on the responsibility page.
And in particular in the cities? “He is our best player,” said Tolliver. “There is some responsibility that comes with contracts you get and are also very talented. People expect it every night, although sometimes it is not fair. But they expect him to get 30 and 20. And if he does not, it’s not so good one night they wish he could have had. It’s part of this game, part of this league. So, when you sign these types of contracts, and you’re part of a team and they build about you, you have to bring it. & # 39; & # 39;
Another note: Both Wiggin’s thigh bruises) and Jeff Teague (knee) participated in the morning shot and are both listed as dubious for tonight.
Here is the Timberwolf release that announces the trade:
Minnesota Timberwolves announced today that the team has acquired Robert Covington, forward Dario Šarić (DAH Ree Oh Shah Ritch), protects Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second round draft puck from Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Jimmy Butler and Center Justin Patton.
Covington, 27, has appeared in 304 career games (258 starts) with Houston and Philadelphia, which records averaging 12.6 points, 5.5 returns and 1.6 assists while shooting 35.9 percent from the three-point line. Covington was named 2017-18 All-Defensive First Team after recording a career-best 315 deflection and a defensive score of 99.0, leading to all NBA forwards playing at least 30.0 minutes per game. He also finished ninth in the NBA in steal per game in 2017-18 on 1.7 steals per competition. Covington has made at least 137 pointers in each of the last four seasons, including a career-best 203 (11th most in NBA) 2017-18, which is ranked second in a single season by a 76ers player.
With 13 matches this season, all Covington starts on average 11.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 stalks and one of the best 1.8-blocks in the career while making 2.3 threepoints per game at a career-best 39.0 percent from a long line. Bellwood, Illinois native signed with Philadelphia on November 15, 2014.
Šarić, 24, has appeared in 172 career games (122 starts), all with Philadelphia, giving averages of 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 help. 6-10-forward was named until 2016-17 All-Rookie First Team after setting average values of 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 helping 81 games. Originally from Sibenik, Croatia, Šarić improved his score, rebounding, assisting and shooting number 2017-18 when he an average of 14.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.6 helps 45.3 percent shooting from the floor including a 39.3 percentage mark from the center. He scored 157 three points that campaign, the most in the NBA as the season of a player 6-10 or more.
By 13 matches this season everything begins, Šarić has averaging 11.1 points and 6.6 returns for 30.5 minutes per race. Originally elected by Orlando Magic with the 12th overall pickup in 2014 The NBA draft, Šarić had his rights traded to Philadelphia on June 26, 2014. He then signed a multi-year contract with 76ers on July 15, 2016.
Bayless, 30, has appeared in 552 career games (93 starts) over a 10-year NBA career, an average of 8.5 points, 2.1 returns and 2.8 helping 21.4 minutes per game. The 6-3 wards were originally selected by Indiana Pacers with the 11th overall pickup in the 2008 NBA Draft. 76ers signed Bayless as a freelance on July 13, 2016.
Butler, 29, spent a plus seasons with Minnesota, an average of 22.0 points, 5.3 returns and 4.8 assists in 69 races, everything begins. In 2017-18, he named a Western Conference All-Star and All-NBA third team after an average of 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 helping in 59 games. Wolvesna originally acquired Butler through a trade on June 22, 2017 together with the rights of Justin Patton from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen.
Patton, 21, has played in a game for Minnesota since acquired with Butler from Chicago on June 22, 2017, a total of two points and a steal of just under four minutes of action.