Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

Wiggins' brother tweeted "Hallelujah" in response to today's report of Butler's trade request. The 29-year old All-Star, who is now slated to become a free agent next summer, can sign a max deal worth four years, $140.6 million.

Reports have surfaced this summer that Butler may looking to somehow team up with Boston Celtics point guard and close friend Kyrie Irving in NY soon.

The Heat has a few contracts that would make a trade for Butler work financially when matching cap space, with Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson and Hassan Whiteside the three players who could be traded for Butler in a one-for-one deal.

BetOnline.ag has released their odds for which team Jimmy Butler will play the first game of the regular season with after his trade request.

The Thibodeau-Butler meeting was expected to be a serious conversation on the franchise's fragile state, sources said.

The three teams Butler told Minnesota he would sign an extension with are the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and Los Angeles Clippers. In July, Butler reportedly turned down a four-year extension worth $100 million.

Butler, 29, will be a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season.

"At 6'8", Butler is one of the best two-way wings in the National Basketball Association.

In 59 games for the Timberwolves last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points per game on 47.4 per cent shooting. Despite not being on Paul George's preferred list of destinations, the Thunder traded for George last offseason, and he ended up re-signing with the organization in free agency this summer.

Timberwolves training camp is set to begin on Tuesday.

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