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Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Timberwolves, Reports Say

Butler averaged 22.2 points per game with the Timberwolves after being traded from the Bulls



    Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Timberwolves, Reports Say
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    Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to being called for a foul against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter in Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 119-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

    After meeting with Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau this week, former Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler has reportedly asked the team for a trade.

    The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski both report that Butler has given the Timberwolves a list of three teams that he’s willing to sign an extension with, but didn’t identify which three teams made the cut.

    After being traded by the Bulls during the 2017 NBA Draft, Butler averaged 22.2 points and 4.9 assists per game with the Timberwolves last season, and he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent after the coming season.

    Butler has reportedly had a falling out with Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, and the meeting with Thibodeau was designed to address those concerns. If the reports of a trade request are accurate, then the meeting didn’t have its desired effect, and it now seems that Butler will be playing elsewhere in the coming year.

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