The Philadelphia 76ers struck the deal many fans hoped they would but very few believed would happen. On Saturday, they finalized a trade to bring Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler to town in exchange for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick.
The deal grabbed plenty of attention, but not nearly as much as we’ll see the first time Butler faces his former team. It was an offseason loaded with drama between Butler and the Timberwolves, so when the Sixers and Timberwolves meet, there’s bound to be fireworks. When evaluating the schedule of Butler’s new team, there are two meetings ahead which the All-Star guard surely has circled.
- Tuesday, January 15: vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (NBATV)
- Saturday, March 30: at Minnesota Timberwolves (NBATV)
It looks like we’re getting both matchups on NBATV, but the second one draws the most intrigue for a few reasons. Not only will it be played in Minnesota, but it’s one of the Sixers’ final games of the season, so quite a bit could be on the line for both teams.
Source: Heavy Sports