Late Wednesday night, Wojnarowski added an update: Butler is "most interested" in "pursuing a future" with the Clippers, per Woj's sources, and is tempted by the chance to team up with a second star player who comes to L.A. via free agency. The Timberwolves are operating from a position of weakness considering Butler's trade request.More news: Meghan Markle To Release Cookbook In Support Of Fire Victims
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler formally requested a trade Wednesday - and that set off a series of events that eventually involved former National Basketball Association player Stephen Jackson, Minnesota small forward Andrew Wiggins and Andrew's brother Nick Wiggins.
Jackson responded to the since-deleted tweet by talking about how the former No. 1 overall pick should have reacted to what his brother said. The Celtics point guard hasn't made any verbal commitment to Boston and the thought of teaming up with Butler along with All-Star big man Kristaps Porzingis could be enough for the Knicks to pry him away from Boston.
Towns isn't a finished product, as evidenced by his struggles early in the Wolves' first-round playoff loss to Houston last spring, but he has superstar-type talent and the Wolves want to keep him around for the long term.More news: America's Got Talent Season 13 Names a victor
CON: The Hawks seem like they're committed to a rebuild based around the ability to stretch the floor, a la Golden State.
"We're going to build this team the right way".
They could also avoid playing against Butler by sending him to the Eastern Conference.More news: Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before
My assumption is that the Timberwolves decide to hold on to Jimmy for the first 20-30 games and let teams feel out Butler's health and see if they can give up more for the 4-time All-Star. Now that he's out of the picture, Irving could make his own return to the Cavs. However, if it does pan out, the Cavs could have a title-contending team in the next year.