Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Rumor: Timberwolves asked for Ben Simmons in Jimmy Butler trade

Report: Suns could target point guard in potential 3-team deal involving Butler Rumor: Timberwolves asked for Ben Simmons in Jimmy Butler trade
Domingo Copeland | 28 September, 2018, 06:30

Moreover, Woj explained that a 3-team trade may be possible between the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, and the finally the Miami Heat as the benefactor of Jimmy Butler. According to Wojnarowski and Lowe, Minnesota is seeking "quality vets, top prospects, future assets and cap relief", which is making some skeptical of coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau's desire to complete a deal. Thibodeau now may be looking to restock the cupboard, and won't rush to make a bad deal for a player he believes is among the NBA's best.

Butler requested a trade before the start of training camp. Meanwhile, there have been numerous reports that Thibodeau and his assistant, general manager Scott Layden, have been dragging their feet on trading Butler and ignoring an directive from owner Glen Taylor to get a trade done.

The New York Times' Marc Stein tweeted that South Beach is Butler's preferred destination.

One reported key to any potential deal that would send Butler to Miami is swingman Josh Richardson, who was the 40th pick in the draft three years ago.

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Thibodeau has expressed interest in keeping Butler, but the feeling reportedly is not mutual. All three teams have long suffered from irrelevance, and now just a week after things were starting to look up, things are tumbling down again.

According to an array of reports over the last week, the Timberwolves have talked trade with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nevertheless, teams remain interested in acquiring Butler, who averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Timberwolves last season.

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