Jimmy Butler not interested in rejoining Wolves

Mae Harvey
September 26, 2018

"If something is good for us, then we're interested in doing it".

Butler is uninterested in practicing or playing with the Timberwolves again, and has implored owner Glen Taylor and Thibodeau to trade him soon, because the team will lose him next summer in free agency regardless, according to the sources.

Butler underwent his physical in Minnesota on Monday, missing the team's media day with ownership permission.

No matter what eventually happens with Jimmy Butler regarding his impending trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Miami Heat again have become part of speculation regarding the next big thing in the National Basketball Association.

Butler, though, is still sitting out and waiting for the Timberwolves to honor his trade request that he put in last week.

Everyone from the Miami Heat to Cleveland Cavaliers to Detroit Pistons and the Houston Rockets are supposedly interested. And sometimes a player might say something and it might not be the right tone, but it is the right message. From there, Thibodeau continued and stated that Minnesota's needs as a franchise will be the centerpiece of any trade discussion.

"To win 47 games?"

There were possible rumors that Butler would be traded by late-Sunday night, but alas that didn't happen and here we are waiting for the Wolves to make a decision.

"Our relationship was fine".

Butler declined, the sources said. The Cavs reportedly talked to Chicago about acquiring Butler last off-season, but as David Griffin's contract expired, negotiations to bring in a general manager were in limbo.

Thibodeau prefaced the remarks with the stance that the organization won't be forced into a panicked trade involving Butler. "When you look at who Jimmy is, he's a top-10 player in the league".

With that said, we're going to rank the three most likely deals that will get offered from each of these teams. Taylor has made it clear that he wants to accommodate Butler.

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