Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Wolves

- Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to reports.

We've all heard that Butler is fed up with the young "Timberpups" and wants to move on, possibly even angling for a trade.

The max contract that the Timberwolves could offer Butler could be worth five years and $189 million.

Something, Andrew Wiggins' brother made clear that he loved so much as he celebrated on Twitter upon hearing the news.


Charania reports that Butler provided the Timberwolves with a list of between one and three teams he would be willing to sign an extension with, presumably increasing the return the Timberwolves could receive in a deal. Butler repeatedly has said he wants to be in the best place to win a championship, and Minnesota isn't the best option for that. The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers are expected as desired destination, and could. Now, he's got only one year left on his deal and may not re-sign with your team if you aren't on his shortlist, which only further hurts his value.

Butler, who turned 29 last week, averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for Minnesota last season.

Bovada released odds on where Butler will play his first game of the season, and the Heat did not make that eight-team list. Despite asking for a trade, The Timberwolves still have the best odds at +100, but there are a few notable teams in the mix.

  • Steve Townsend