Published: Sun, September 23, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Caron Butler Says Lakers Should Go After Jimmy Butler

Caron Butler Says Lakers Should Go After Jimmy Butler

According to ESPN.com, the Timberwolves are telling interested teams Bulter is an elite player they do not plan on trading.

Jimmy Butler's desire wish for a quick trade out of Minnesota has reportedly been met with resistance from the Timberwolves' braintrust.

Minnesota acquired Butler previous year from head coach Tom Thibodeau's former team, the Chicago Bulls.

Opposing teams believe the fastest avenue to a Butler deal is engaging Taylor, league sources said.

If Butler does ultimately stay, the team has some chemistry issues that need to be addressed.

It's also worth noting that Butler didn't include the Lakers on his shortlist of preferred trade destinations, which now include the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Wiggins' brother, Nick, proclaimed "hallelujah" and Butler eventually clapped back on Instagram. Now, we get to watch the awkwardness that is the Timberwolves media day. To the fans from Day One and the Timberwolves fans, this is for you.

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Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau is apparently reluctant to deal his star, and even if they are willing to trade him, the front office will have to comb through the various offers to find which one best suits their needs.

This would be an ultimatum but considering Karl-Anthony Towns is not going to sign his extension until the Butler situation is sorted out, timeliness is important in their inevitable decision.

Wiggins signed a four-year, $147 million extension last offseason.

The 29-year-old Butler prefers a trade to the LA Clippers and has a strong interest with the New York Knicks as well as an interest with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources said.

Towns is getting paid to step up and lead this team now, especially with Butler on his way out the door.

Many of those attending the Board of Governors meetings are convinced that Taylor and top team business officials don't want a prolonged saga with Butler, preferring to move him to a new team sooner than later.

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