Why Newest Jimmy Butler Trade Rumor Could Be Good News For Celtics

Why Newest Jimmy Butler Trade Rumor Could Be Good News For Celtics

Why Newest Jimmy Butler Trade Rumor Could Be Good News For Celtics

But will the Minnesota Timberwolves let him?

It seemed like an ominous sign for the Timberwolves that the meeting, which was originally scheduled for Monday in Minneapolis, was pushed back to Tuesday and moved. With headlines about Butler trades and his preferred destinations, only a fellow former Golden Eagle can be bold enough to pull a clever recruitment like this.

Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

If this is it for Butler in Minnesota, the partnership would have produced only 59 games over one.

Thibodeau had been planning to meet with Butler in Minnesota about the situation but instead traveled to LA to see him earlier this week.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers are the front-runners for Kawhi's services if he were to become a free agent next summer. "Therefore a team acquiring Butler would not need to utilize cap space in the 2019-20 season for such a contract".

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If the Wolves want veterans who can keep the team in playoff contention, the most likely players that the Clippers would offer include veterans Tobias Harris, Patrick Beverley or Danilo Gallinari.

Butler's unhappiness is just the latest issue to befall Minnesota over the past few months.

"That prompted Andrew Wiggins" brother to post "Hallelujah" while reacting to the news.

Butler is downplaying his fractured relationship with Towns as a reason for wanting a trade, league sources said. Now he also must balance the possibility of Butler leaving, and how the franchise should best handle that. But Cousins makes for an interesting case - LA doesn't have a solid center in their books right now, and would it be wrong to believe that if Golden State doesn't work out for Cousins, that he might take more money to join Butler in Los Angeles?

Those questions won't stop until the season ends - or until the Timberwolves answer them with actions.

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