Wolves Seeking Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker From Rockets For Jimmy Butler

  • Wolves Seeking Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker From Rockets For Jimmy Butler

Wolves Seeking Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker From Rockets For Jimmy Butler

With now less than a week to go until opening night, the Wolves still haven't been able to pull the trigger on a deal. Butler reiterated his desire to be traded because he sees no future with the team (The Athletic). Butler had been away from the team while the Wolves were in California for a preseason bonding trip.

Butler hasn't yet practiced with the Timberwolves this season, but he was with his teammates in the locker room at the team's practice facility on Wednesday morning, league sources said.

Butler has not practiced with the team since training camp opened on September 25, which was a week after he met with coach Tom Thibodeau to request a trade.

Still, there is hope that a deal could be completed soon. Despite yet another setback, the Heat are still pushing to finalize a deal.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were reportedly willing to trade four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, but the Rockets were unwilling to part with PJ Tucker.

Minnesota and Miami advanced to the brink of a blockbuster trade for All-Star forward Jimmy Butler over the weekend - only for the deal to fracture before completion, sources said.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Heat remain interested in restarting trade talks with the Wolves after the deal that seemed close to happening collapsed on Saturday. The teams reportedly advanced to the point of exchanging player medical information, which is typically the last step of National Basketball Association trade negotiations.

"[Taylor] could have escaped his Butler nightmare by accepting a package from Miami that would have been headlined by the promising Heat swingman Josh Richardson and a protected first-round pick", Stein wrote in his latest mailbag column. However, that apparently hasn't kept the Heat from showing interest in rekindling trade talks with the Wolves for their disgruntled All-Star guard. That they're making him available should greatly increase the chances of a deal getting done.