Wolves guard Jimmy Butler wants to be traded

  • Wolves guard Jimmy Butler wants to be traded

Wolves guard Jimmy Butler wants to be traded

Butler's arrival in Brooklyn might happen sooner than that.

With Butler requesting a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, he is reportedly "most determined" to join the Los Angeles Clippers, but also included the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks on his list of preferred destinations. The offers may not be as fruitful with the risk of Butler being a one-year rental and Minnesota losing all its leverage, but for the sake of being thorough, here are 10 potential deals that might work.

Butler had once imagined playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, but LeBron James' arrival as the franchise's cornerstone made it less appealing for Butler in the prime of his career, league sources said.

"We're committed to not missing any steps", Knicks president Steve Mills told The Athletic.

"Our process and feel with how the team and season is going and how we're going to build this team hasn't changed since we talked about it a year ago, hasn't changed since I talked about it [three] days ago", Mills said during a pre-training camp press conference Thursday at the Garden Theatre.

Petty season in the National Basketball Association is back!

That's three lottery picks from a four-year period taken by Minnesota, with LaVine going 13th overall in 2014 and Dunn selected with the fifth overall pick in 2016.

Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler could be on the move before the season tips off. The Nets and his top choice, the Clippers, round out his list. Instead, the pick turns into a 2022 second rounder.

With some smart cap maneuvering, the Clippers potentially have the space to sign two max-contract level players in 2019. He reportedly wants out of Minnesota partly because he's tiring of the lax attitudes of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

Ed Davis signed with Brooklyn on a one-year deal on July 23, meaning he can not be traded before December 15, per Larry Coon's NBA Salary Cap FAQ.

Getting a deal done theoretically is one thing.

Butler informed Tom Thibodeau he would prefer a trade and plans to leave in free agency.

Butler, who will be finishing up the final year of his five-year, $92 million contract, is set to become a free agent next summer and has no intentions of sticking with the Timberwolves.