Butler is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, but Wojnarowski reported he is expected to sign a long-term deal with the Sixers next summer. Because they own his Bird rights, the Sixers can sign Butler to a five-year deal worth $190 million, while other teams can sign him to a four-year contract worth $141 million.
The Sixers are now at 12/1 to win the title after acquiring Jimmy Butler. Philly has the 4th best odds to win, via ESPN. pic.twitter.com/M8xam6Yqlb— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 11, 2018
Butler requested a trade before the season began and has played intermittently since then, averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook
Jimmy Butler and the Sixers fully expect to reach a deal on a long-term contract this summer, league sources tell ESPN. Sixers made deal with plans to add Butler to a Big Three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 10, 2018