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Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler To Sixers

By Reid Urban

The Jimmy Butler era in Minnesota has finally ended.

The Timberwolves have agreed to send their star, along with Justin Patton, to the Philadelphia 76ers for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and a 2022 second-round pick. A trade call with the league to finalize the deal has been set for Monday.

For Sixers GM Elton Brand, this is his first major move since being named the GM a few months ago. This move will now allow the Sixers to have a third star on the team alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid without luring an impact player in the 2019 free agency period.

Mark Suleymanov of Hoops Rumors believes that this move could also take pressure off their 2017 first overall pick Markelle Fultz, as many had expected him to be the third star on that team. That has not worked out the way Philadelphia wanted it to yet.

Assuming that all goes well in Philadelphia, it could signal the way for both sides to reach an agreement on a long-term. In fact, it is believed Philadelphia wants to have the big three of Butler, Simmons, and Embiid around long-term. However, a major injury or poor play from Simmons and Embiid alongside Butler could diminish that possibility.

As for Minnesota, this trade ends the two-month saga of Butler asking for a trade request. This all started before training camps got underway before the season began, and this news of a trade request broke during a meeting between Butler and Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau. Although Butler didn’t initially report to camp, he eventually rejoined the team after the Wolves couldn’t find a trade partner right away. However, things took a somewhat sour turn with Butler’s expletive-filled rant in a preseason practice. Now, things have resolved themsleves, as Butler’s departure will give the team an opportunity to focus on a future centered around their young core in both Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

The Wolves will now add both Covington and Saric to their long-term plans. Saric won’t be a restricted free agency until 2020 and Covington is locked up through 2022. The team understandably didn’t want to take a step back in their roster-building process, having made the playoffs last season after a long absence out. As for Bayless, if the team can’t find a plan for him, he’ll be most likely bought out by the Wolves.

Looks like both teams got what they wanted in this deal. It gives Butler an opportunity to play with some stars and potentially become a long-term asset for the Sixers, while the Wolves get some players and a pick, in hopes that this trade will help them continue where they left off.

Jimmy Butler Trade Request

By Reid Urban

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler could be out of Minnesota sooner than expected.

The All-Star has requested a trade, according to The Athletic. This comes just one year after Minnesota traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and a draft pick that became Lauri Markkanen, to the Chicago Bulls, to get the star guard. Now, it seems that the relationship between head coach and president Tom Thibodeau and star Karl-Anthony Towns has gone downhill with no hopes of repairing it.

Butler had initially tried to set up a meeting with Thibodeau to get this straightened out, but with the latest news, it seems either the meeting didn’t go so well or there was no meeting at all.

Until Butler showed up last season, the Timberwolves hadn’t made the playoffs since the Kevin Garnett years. Last season, they went out early in the first round to the Houston Rockets. Now, it looks like Butler will pack up his bags and try to go elsewhere.

The three teams that Butler would look to be traded too are the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, and New York Knicks. All of these teams have the salary cap capacity to bring Butler aboard, though it remains to be seen if Thibodeau and the Wolves will agree to deal him to any of those teams.

The Wolves would certainly like to keep him onboard for one more season and see if they can make it farther this time around. However, based on what we know so far and his pending free agency after this season, the Wolves would like to get something in return instead of just letting him walk when that time comes.

Rise Against

Rise Against will kick off their extensive North American Mourning In Amerika Tour with a headline performance at 77 punk festival on July 27. The run, produced by Live Nation, will include a show at Coney Island Amphitheatre in New York City (August 1), a concert with Fall Out Boy at Wrigley Field in the bands hometown of Chicago (September 8), and an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver (September 15). Special guests AFI and opener Anti-Flag will perform at all headline shows. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 30 at LiveNation.com. See below for itinerary.

The band won acclaim for its hard-hitting 2017 performances in support of its eighth studio album, WOLVES. Illinois Entertainer said, the return of Rise Against feels more timely than ever. Houston Press observed, If any rock band could convince their fans to not bury their heads in the sand in 2017 America, it might just be Rise Against.

WOLVES (Virgin Records) debuted at No. 1 on Billboards Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. Lead singleThe Violencetopped

the Mediabase Active Rock chart and the follow-up track, House On Fire, is currently in the Top 10 and climbing.

Rise Against comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Zach Blair (lead guitar), and Brandon Barnes (drums)

recently wrapped up a tour of Australia and New Zealand and will embark on a European run in June.

Rise Against North American Headline Tour Dates

7/27  Montreal, QC @ 77 Montreal (festival)*

7/28 Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach +

7/29 Portland, ME @ State Theatre*

7/31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*

8/1 New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

8/3 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

8/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

8/5 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage

8/7  Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater

8/9 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre*

8/10 Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Osisko En Lumieres Fest*

9/6 Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory

9/8 Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field (with Fall Out Boy)

9/9 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*

9/11 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q*

9/12 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center

9/13 Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory

9/15 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

9/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

9/17 Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House

9/19 Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

9/20 Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre +

9/21 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Expo Center, Hall B +

9/23 Vancouver BC @ PNE Forum +

9/24 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater

9/25 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

9/28 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

9/29 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*

9/30  Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

*not a Live Nation date

+on sale to general public beginning April 6 at 10am local time

SELENA GOMEZ “WOLVES”

REMIXES AVAILABLE NOW :

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Selena Gomez x Marshmello “Wolves (Owen Norton Remix)” eSingle
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Selena Gomez x Marshmello “Wolves (Said the Sky Remix)” eSingle
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Selena Gomez x Marshmello “Wolves (MOTi Remix)” Single
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Selena Gomez x Marshmello “Wolves (Rusko Remix)” eSingle
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Selena Gomez x Marshmello “Wolves (Sneek Remix)” eSingle
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Selena Gomez & Marshmello “Wolves (Total Ape Remix)” eSingle
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Selena Gomez & Marshmello x “Wolves”

Selena Gomez and Marshmello’s highly anticipated track “Wolves” is out now on Interscope Records. The song is available for digital download and streaming via all digital retailers. You can watch the playlist video, directed by Harry McNally, on Spotify.

“Wolves” is the follow up for Gomez’s critically acclaimed single “Fetish” that was released last summer. “Wolves” was produced by Marshmallo and Andrew Watt.

Rise Against at No. 1

RISE AGAINST’S “THE VIOLENCE” IS NO. 1AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO

Single Is From Band’s New Album, WOLVES, Which Debuted At No. 1

On Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts

“The Violence” – the first single from Rise Against’s new album, WOLVES (Virgin Records) – takes the top spot this week on Mediabase’s Active Rock chart. Rolling Stone said, “‘The Violence’ is packed with jagged guitar riffs and rumbling drums that combine with Tim McIlrath punchy vocals to create a furious tension that finally bursts with a soaring chorus.” View the lyric video for “The Violence” HERE.

WOLVES debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. In a five-star review, Kerrang, said, “The world may be getting worse, but Rise Against are still getting better.”

Rise Against – comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar), Joe Principe (bass) and Brandon Barnes (drums) – will kick off a North American headline tour on September 14. They will be joined by special guests Pierce the Veil and White Lung. Every pair of tickets for the upcoming fall headline dates includes a physical copy of WOLVES. Visit http://www.riseagainst.com for additional information.

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