Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is requesting a trade, and his three preferred destinations are the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers and New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
As part of his message that he would like to be traded, Butler was also said to have provided the Timberwolves a list of teams he would sign a contract extension with, which in theory would aid negotiations and accelerate a deal.
It looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler might be destined for divorce earlier than most would have predicted.More news: Man City have best players in the world, says Arteta
Head coach Tom Thibodeau reportedly visited Butler Tuesday in Los Angeles amid multiple reports that circulated in the last week saying Butler was contemplating his future in the Twin Cities.
The Wolves made the playoffs past year for the first time since 2004, but Butler did not attempt to hide his frustration with his younger teammates.
That happened, sort of, as the Wolves won 47 games and landed the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference before bowing out to the top-seeded Houston Rockets in just five games in the first round.More news: Firmino good enough with one eye, says Liverpool’s Mane
Butler has been unhappy with the Timberwolves since being traded from the Bulls in June 2017, leading to a breaking point with training camp beginning next week.
Minnesota's training camp is scheduled to begin September 25, but Butler is reportedly optimistic a deal could be done before camp begins.More news: Former Kavanaugh classmate denies knowledge of sexual assault