Jimmy Butler has reportedly told Minnesota Timberwolves ownership that his preferred trade destination is the Miami.
Previous reports had Butler interested in the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks on his list of preferred destinations according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Minnesota's Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources tell ESPN: The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. Those three teams have max cap space to sign Butler as a free agent in July.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 19, 2018
Now Marc Stein is reporting that Butler wants to be moved to Miami.
The Heat have pursued Butler as aggressively as any of the 20-plus teams to inquire thus far but, like many, have found it hard to get Minnesota to clearly communicate. League sources say Miami is a team that strongly appeals to the free agent-to-be Butler after a trade https://t.co/YYTQT8FW22
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2018
Reports yesterday from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic indicate Timberwolves coach and team president Tom Thibodeau has yet to fully accept Butler’s trade request.
The 29-year-old Butler is coming off another productive season, as he averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game.