Wolves Introduce Players Acquired in Jimmy Butler Deal

November 13, 2018 03:25 PM

The three newest members of the Minnesota Timberwolves met the media Tuesday afternoon.

The team held an introductory press conference with Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington and Dario Saric - the three players acquired in the trade for all-star Jimmy Butler.


The team traded Butler, who had made his desire to get out of Minnesota well known, and Justin Patton in exchange for Covington, Saric, Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. The deal was first reported this past weekend.

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"The transition has definitely been tough," Covington said. "We had to move fast. But that's part of how this business works sometimes.

"Now we have a new system to learn and get accustomed to. And I'm looking forward to the opportunity."

RELATED: Timberwolves Players React to Jimmy Butler Trade

Covington was a member of the NBA All-Defensive first team last season as Philadelphia advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Saric was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft - a draft in which new teammate Andrew Wiggins was selected first overall.

On Tuesday, Saric said he was excited to play with new teammates like Karl-Anthony Towns.

"They have a couple of guys here who are really amazing," he said. "They have some young and talented players."

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