With under a week to go before players report to their respective franchise, a Butler trade could send the start of the National Basketball Association season into a wild place. If he opted to sign elsewhere, he could receive four years and $140.6 million.
Minnesota's training camp is scheduled to begin September 25, but Butler is reportedly optimistic a deal could be done before camp begins.
Upon reading Shams Charania tweet about Butler's trade request, the former Wichita State guard commented, "Hallelujah".
If your first reaction to this is that the Timberwolves are getting fleeced, remember how little leverage they have. "Therefore a team acquiring Butler would not need to utilize cap space in the 2019-20 season for such a contract".
Butler also turned down a contract extension offered by the Timberwolves earlier this offseason, knowing he could wait another season, become a free agent and sign a bigger contract.
The rift between Butler and Timberwolves' All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, as well as Andrew Wiggins, seems to be a major reason why Butler is likely to be traded before the start of the season.
The Thibodeau-Butler meeting was expected to be a serious conversation on the franchise's fragile state, sources said.
"They got a little bit exhausted of hearing him extols his own virtues as much as he did".
Along with Butler, Kawhi Leonard , Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson should headline an extremely talented 2019 free agency class. According to ESPN , that list includes the Nets, Clippers and Knicks, all of which have the cap space to sign Butler.
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