Jimmy Butler Doesn't Want to Play With LeBron

Hope Soto
September 21, 2018

Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists over 59 games last season.

The Clips will be able to offer two max contracts to free agents next summer.

It comes at a tough time for Minnesota, just one week until the team begin their training camp.

This doesn't necessarily mean that the Clippers are guaranteed to land Butler - according to numerous reports, Thibodeau has remained reluctant to actually trade the two-way star.

First Kawhi and now Jimmy Butler have been linked with rumors that they don't want to play for Lebron.

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Butler and Andrew Wiggins have been teammates for only one season, as Minnesota head coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen to the Chicago Bulls to acquire Butler.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Butler's three choices are the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and the Los Angeles Clippers. It was in that meeting that Butler expressed a desire to be traded, telling Thibodeau that he does not intend to sign a long-term extension with the Wolves next summer.

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.

Andrew Wiggins and retired pro Stephen Jackson got into an odd spat on social media Wednesday night after Wiggins' brother, Nick, tweeted "Hallelujah" about Butler requesting a trade out of Minnesota. Now he also must balance the possibility of Butler leaving, and how the franchise should best handle that.

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

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