By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Minnesota Timberwolves felt like Jimmy Butler was going to be part of their future. However, the star no longer feels that way.
Butler has requested a trade from the team. He also has reportedly give the Wolves three teams that he would sign an extension with.
He reportedly turned down a four-year extension with the Timberwolves in July. It was reportedly worth $100 million.
He was acquired by the Wolves from the Chicago Bulls last summer. Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Minnesota also received the No. 16 pick in the draft, which they used to draft Justin Patton. The Bulls drafted Lauri Markkanen.
Now, months later, something went wrong, even with Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, who was Butler’s head coach with the Bulls. It is unclear at this time what happened.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler has informed the Timberwolves he would like to sign an extension with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, or the Los Angeles Clippers.
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