Butler has yet to attend a Timberwolves workout and wants to sit out until the franchises executes a trade for him.
According to an array of reports over the last week, the Timberwolves have talked trade with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Phoenix will get involved if they can return a point guard in a three-team trade.
A new twist occurred in the Jimmy Butler trade saga on Wednesday morning, when it was reported that the All-Star and his agent told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he would like to get traded to Miami. Keep in mind, this is all for a disgruntled player with only one year left on his contract.
Initially, Butler listed the Knicks, Nets and Clippers among his preferred destinations. Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and Lauri Markannen come out to three-first round picks and there is no way any team will give that up for a possible one-year rental of Butler's talents, even if they are top-ten National Basketball Association talents.
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Now there is a report that the Heat is at the top of Butler's list, amid his standoff with the 'Wolves that has him away from the start of training camp.
It's important to note that the Kings have been looking for a forward all summer long and the Timberwolves have Andrew Wiggins as well as the Heat having Justice Winslow, so this deal could easily be a blockbuster one at the end of the day.
The potential trade would work out well for all parties in this situation.