Minnesota president and coach Tom Thibodeau decided late Friday night after a fifth straight loss that the team could no longer function with Butler as a part of it, sources said.
However, the Sixers reportedly made the deal with the expectation that Butler will re-sign with the franchise next Summer.
Charania is reporting that the Sixers and Timberwolves will have a trade call on Monday to finalize the deal. The Marquette product is a four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection and four-time All-Defensive Team selection.
Butler has had a standing trade request since September.
The package is pretty surprising considering the reported deal that almost brought Butler to Miami.