NBA Star Jimmy Butler Requests Trade Away From Minnesota Timberwolves

Report: Timberwolves' Butler requests trade

Leonard will have plenty of options to choose from as a free agent, but according to reports, there's already a clear front-runner for the two-time Defensive Player of the Year's services.

Here's the catch - Jimmy reportedly does NOT want to play for the Lake Show. even though he'd be playing alongside one of the GOATs.

After news broke that Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler reportedly requested a trade from Minnesota, Butler exchanged jabs with teammate Andrew Wiggins and his brother on social media.

This makes sense considering what we've heard about Leonard and his team desires recently. The most baffling detail to come out of prelim discussions is that he prefers the Clippers to the Lakers in choosing, partly because they can offer max deals to more than one pending free agent. Leonard could always return to the Raptors, but it appears the Clippers are the current favorites. But the Clippers should ask the same question as the NY teams: What's the rush?


The idea of creating a team to rival LeBron James in Los Angeles might be particularly appealing to both Butler and Leonard. Being sentimental in this phase of his career is not too far off for the 12-time All-star, but everything just seems so coincidental especially with the Butler situation going about.

With the remaining money that LA would have after extending Butler, there would be enough left over to sign another player to a max deal - and there is no shortage of top-tier talent available next summer. However, more competition as well as numerous teams will also have cap space.

As such, a future squad highlighted by Gilgeous-Alexander with Butler and Leonard on the perimeter is certain to contend in the Western Conference.

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