Jimmy Butler Reportedly Requests Trade From Minnesota Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler requested trade from Timberwolves

Wiggins' brother tweeted "Hallelujah" in response to today's report of Butler's trade request.

Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania of The Athletic say Butler has given the Timberwolves a list of one to three teams with which he is open to signing a contract extension.

Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket. After coaching Butler for four seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Thibodeau traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and Lauri Markkanen for him as the Timberwolves made the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons. Moving Butler now would nearly certainly set the franchise back, at least in the short term.

The never-ending drama that is the National Basketball Association offseason continued on Wednesday when The Athletic reported that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The idea of Butler to the Knicks, of course, draws intrigue with another future free agent: Kyrie Irving.

Butler only appeared in 59 games with the Wolves, averaging 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2 steals per game.

The All-NBA's wing's request comes six days before the start of Timberwolves' training camp, and five days before the team's media day, placing the team in a tight spot this late in the offseason. 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.

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