Miami Heat are aggressively pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler

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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is open to trading superstar Jimmy Butler according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Earlier this week, the four-time All-Star guard reportedly requested a trade and expressed interest in the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.

So, what would a Wolves-Heat trade involving Butler look like?

Butler was acquired last off-season by the Timberwolves, who ended a streak of 13 consecutive seasons without making the playoffs, which was the longest active playoff drought.

Along with the Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers are "highly interested" in Butler, a league source told Amico Hoops.

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He can opt out of his contract after the season and become a free agent.

Butler arrived in Minnesota in a 2017 draft day trade with the Chicago Bulls for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the the No. 7 pick that turned out to be forward Lauri Markkanen. But Justise Winslow could be put in play because of questions about whether the Heat will keep him if he enters restricted free agency next summer. But the Heat knows a different combination of more attractive players will be needed to pry away Butler, who averaged 22.2 points per game for Minnesota last season.

Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a five-year, US$190 million (RM785 million) super-maximum extension to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN. He made the Western Conference All-Stars and earned third-team All-NBA honors.

If Townes next season will be one of three symbolic teams of the National Basketball Association, will become the MVP of the League and will receive an award as the best defensive player, will get 30% of the total salary cap "Minnesota".

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