Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Timberwolves' Asking Price for Jimmy Butler Is Too High

Timberwolves' Asking Price for Jimmy Butler Is Too High

Almost one week after reportedly issuing his trade request, Jimmy Butler still remains a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. A host of teams are interested in trading for Butler, but Minnesota's demands for, well, just about everything under the sun reportedly have caused potential suitors to doubt the team is negotiating in good faith.

The Timberwolves asking price for the All-Star swingman is prohibitively high and stalling trade talks, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported Thursday morning via Twitter, citing sources.

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That news conflicts with the original report that Butler was seeking a trade to the Clippers, Knicks or Nets - the three teams rounding out the top five on this list. The four-time All Star has indicated to the Minnesota Timberwolves that Miami is his preferred trade destination. The team reportedly recently expressed interest in point guard Tyus Jones, who comes off the bench in Minnesota. So steep, in fact, that some teams are questioning whether head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau actually wants to work out a trade. However, ESPN later reported owner Glen Taylor had a different message, saying Butler is available and teams should contact him directly.

While there may be a mutual lovefest between the Heat and Butler, the main obstacle remains what would be included in any possible deal. It's been an emotional roller coaster and I believe I speak for all Minnesota Timberwolves' fans when I say that we want something done before the pre-season begins.

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