October 9, 2018, 5:41 pmJimmy ButlerG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves are preparing to open the season with Jimmy Butler on the roster, per a report from Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Butler reiterated his trade request in a meeting with Tom Thibodeau but is reportedly reluctant to sacrifice game checks, while the Wolves won't settle for less than top dollar in any potential Butler trade. They will keep trying to move him but Butler may start the year with Minnesota since the team's demands have forced the market to cool. Of course, other teams are questioning whether the Wolves will actually have good faith negotiations and if they even want to trade Butler at all. Jimmy Buckets will be a second-round fantasy player but there are dramatic weeks ahead here.
Source: The Athletic