Three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, acquired by the Timberwolves in a splashy draft night trade, arrived in his new home on Sunday. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Butler was greeted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden after spending time in Paris for men’s fashion week.
The Timberwolves posted a video greeting from Butler on Twitter, in which he said “I’m ready to win, I’m ready to lead and ready to get this thing on track.”
Source: NBA.com Staff
Sources: Several Teams Interested in Trading into Lottery
Multiple teams remain active in trying to trade higher into the lottery, sources tell ESPN.
Among the teams still active in trying to trade higher into lottery: Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland and the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. Philadelphia’s No. 10 pick is in play, a target for teams pursing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Otherwise, he could go No. 11 to Charlotte.
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Sources: 76ers Considered Trading Markelle Fultz To Move Up In Draft
The Philadelphia 76ers had internal discussions about packaging the No. 10 and 26 picks, along with former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, to move into the top five, league sources told The Athletic. The target was [Michael] Porter during these discussions. However, that thinking dampened with Porter’s back remaining a major question mark. If JJ Redick leaves in free agency, Fultz is the favorite to start at shooting guard.
Source: Michael Scotto of The Athletic