Celtics

Celtics

While the Celtics' struggles on the road continue, one of their rivals in the East has added another star.

Jimmy Butler has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers by the Minnesota Timberwolves according to multiple reports.

Butler has been unhappy in Minnesota and made no secret of his desire for a trade. 

Wojnarowski reports that Butler will be sticking around in Philly for a while, forming a Big Three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

The Sixers lost to the Celtics in five games in the second round of the playoffs last season. Philadelphia is off to an 8-5 start.

So, the rumored plans of Butler joining Kyrie Irving have apparently fizzled, with Irving committing to a re-signing with Boston this summer and Butler about to become a fixture in Philly. 

 

More to come...