The Wolves acquired Butler in a trade with the Chicago Bulls just last June in a deal that appeared extremely lopsided in Minnesota's favor at the time.
Jimmy Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he desires a trade to the Miami Heat.
It's not out of the realms of possibility, but if the reports of the Timberwolves' asking price for Butler for true, it might be hard for the Rockets to execute a trade for the point guard. Then, ever since Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, the speculation of where he might land has been nonstop. Cleveland was not on Butler's list of trade destinations (and it probably won't be any time soon), so what's the point?
After The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski reported last week that Jimmy Butler wanted out of Minnesota, many National Basketball Association teams, including the Rockets, are scrambling to put together a trade package that would work for both sides.
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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the Rockets are getting creative with their trade offers.
The players agreed that was their focus Monday, and they'll leave anything else involving Butler at this moment to management.
Though one of the most talented all-around players in the league, Butler is 29-years-old and his fit within locker rooms is starting to be questioned.
Jimmy Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals in under 37 minutes per game during the 2017-18 season. He was awfully close past year, and was perhaps one Chris Paul hamstring injury away from accomplishing that goal.
While there may be a mutual lovefest between the Heat and Butler, the main obstacle remains what would be included in any possible deal. I understand that with being in the league for so many years, but got to try to just see what we can do.