With some National Basketball Association preseason games starting as early as tomorrow, there is still no real news on the Jimmy Butler front.
It appears the Minnesota Timberwolves might be asking for too much in a Jimmy Butler trade. Thus, the most recent reports on this saga, from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, say that the Wolves' current asking price is simply too high.
The report adds sources are skeptical of whether coach Tom Thibodeau actually wants to make a deal for his star player and things are "volatile" in Minnesota right now.
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If Butler doesn't move and enters free-agency next summer, the Clippers could pitch him the idea of joining forces with Kawhi Leonard. Woj reported last week that the idea of joining Leonard in Los Angeles intrigued Butler.
Butler is still in Minneapolis working out while the rest of the team is in California to start the preseason.
Butler wants to be traded immediately so the writing seems to be on the wall for a Celtics-Timberwolves deal. He was traded to the Timberwolves before last season. So far, no traction with Clippers and Nets. The 6-foot-8 small forward had a wonderful campaign with the Timberwolves past year, averaging 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.
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