NBA: Jimmy Butler traded from Minnesota to the Phillies

НБА: Джимми Батлер обменян из «Миннесоты» в «Филадельфию»

Star American guard Jimmy Butler will continue his career in Philadelphia.

Exchange Butler of “Minnesota” in “Philadelphia” on his page on “Twitter” announced the authoritative insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

For Butler “Minnesota” will get the rights to forward Dario Saric and Robert Covington, defender Jarred Bayliss and the peak of the second round in 2022. “Philadelphia” as part of a major transaction will go to center Justin Patton.

Butler before the start of the season, demanded that the Minnesota exchange. Despite a complex relationship with other stars “Timberwolves” Anthony Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, a 29-year-old defender did not sabotage the start of the season and took part in 10 matches (3 wins, 7 losses), averaging per game at 21.3 points and 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 transmission.

Covington at the end of last season became the first defensive five in the NBA. In the new season, the 27-year-old striker attacks with the best in the career percentage of three-point shots (39.0 per cent), gaining on average per game at 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds.

Saric in 24 year remains one of the most promising European players. In three seasons in the Croatian League he played 172 matches (13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game).

Philadelphia figure 8-5, is in fourth place in the East. “Minnesota” with four wins in 13 games is 13th in the West.

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