ORIGINAL STORY (11:30 a.m. ET): Jimmy Butler is willing to go to great lengths to leave the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Butler, 29, reportedly gave the T-Wolves of a three-team list of potential destinations. Wojnarowski reported earlier on Friday afternoon that teams inquiring about Butler were being "rebuffed" by the Timberwolves' brass.
Butler informed Timberwolves president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau of his desire to be traded Tuesday.
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Taylor has overseen high-profile Minnesota stars getting traded in the past, including Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love.
Wojnarowski added in his report that while usually, this is "an opening message that's followed with a query on what a prospective trade partner might offer in a hypothetical deal" that has not been the Timberwolves' dialogue with teams thus far. Andrew and Nick then got into a feud with retired forward Stephen Jackson about Butler's importance to the team.
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If Butler is traded now, he could sign a five-year, maximum contract that could be worth $190 million with the team he lands with.
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Wiggins' brother, Nick, proclaimed "hallelujah" and Butler eventually clapped back on Instagram.
It's a team that has had its share of issues over the years, but this one ranks up there. And if Minnesota struggles to make the playoffs, or misses it altogether, this season, Thibodeau's time in Minneapolis could come to a close. "Not happening. The winter could bring more intrigue, if Butler is still in Minnesota and the Lakers disappoint".