• Jimmy Butler
    G, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jimmy Butler and his agent have informed the Wolves ownership that Miami is his preferred trade destination.

    The Heat have reportedly pursued Butler as aggressively as any of the teams to inquire thus far but have found it hard to get Minnesota to clearly communicate with them. Pat Riley surely has his hands all over this interesting turn of events but a trade doesn’t look imminent and Thibs is still hoping to somehow persuade Jimmy to remain in Minnesota so expect the drama to continue.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter