Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

Annette Crawford
September 19, 2018

The disgruntled Timberwolves star met with coach Tom Thibodeau on Tuesday to request a trade, according to The Athletic. Reports indicate Butler has requested to be traded, and there are up to three teams where he would potentially sign a maximum contract extension. Butler is a free agent at the end of the season.

The 29-year-old is now meeting with Minnesota head coach Tom Thibodeau to discuss his future with the team.

The Wolves made the playoffs a year ago for the first time since 2004, but Butler did not attempt to hide his frustration with his younger teammates. Wiggins' brother tweeted "Hallelujah" in response to today's report of Butler's trade request.

The Wolves acquired Butler in a trade with the Chicago Bulls just last June in a deal that appeared extremely lopsided in Minnesota's favor at the time. The T-Wolves also received a first-round pick in the deal.

After six seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Butler played his first season in Minnesota previous year, averaging 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 59 games. The 29-year-old was selected No. 30 overall in the 2011 draft by Chicago.

Minnesota's training camp is scheduled to begin September 25, but Butler is reportedly optimistic a deal could be done before camp begins.

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