Apparently Jimmy Butler's private conversation with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor didn't go to well yesterday as reports today are coming out claiming that Butler is requesting to be traded away from the Timberwolves before the season.
According to KFAN contributor John Krawczynski, Butler has provided a list of three teams in which he is willing to be traded and sign a contract extension with.
Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Timberwolves, league sources tell me and @ShamsCharania. Butler has given Minnesota a list of 1-3 teams with which he is open to signing a contract extension.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 19, 2018
Tom Thibodeau has been resistant to the idea of trading Butler, we're told. With media day on Monday and training camp set to being on Tuesday, the clock is ticking.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 19, 2018
I'm told Jimmy Butler's decision had very little if anything to do with Towns and Wiggins. More to do with contractual matters.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 19, 2018