Jimmy Butler trade request his been getting a lot of attention. The Minnesota Timberwolves star has said he wants a trade request out of Minnesota. He later went on to say that he would like to be traded to any one of three teams.
Reports indicate that Butler has requested a trade. Judging by his list, he’s not extremely concerned with winning right away, and wants to become a franchise cornerstone, get paid, and have the team build around him. The Knicks with Kristaps Porzingis would be an intriguing landing spot that could theoretically be turned into a contender with the right moves.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Jimmy Butler trade request to three preferred destinations are the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New York Knicks. None are contenders right now, but all will have a lot of cap space to give Butler a max deal going forward.
Minnesota's Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources tell ESPN: The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. Those three teams have max cap space to sign Butler as a free agent in July.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 19, 2018
Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski. Butler has given Minnesota a list of one-to-three teams with whom he's open to signing extension, in anticipation of trade.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2018