Jimmy Butler Granted Permission To Skip Wolves' Media Day

Jimmy Butler Granted Permission To Skip Wolves' Media Day

Butler joined Minnesota in a trade with the Chicago Bulls in June 2017.

"This is Jimmy Butler".

Was it just a harmless #TBT, or was it a subtle shot at the Timberwolves for trading him away?

Butler requested a trade from the Timberwolves on Tuesday during a meeting with Minnesota head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau.

They don't want to rush into a deal, but they also don't want to start the season with the discord and awkwardness of Butler still being on the roster. A clean break - even if the return for Butler is underwhelming - could be the best course of action.

The team recently signed Luol Deng to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum.

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And who wouldn't want to play with Kyrie?

Butler had a rocky first season in Minnesota. Adrian Wojnarowski reports Butler clashed with teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and has all intentions to leave in free agency in 2019 if not traded.

Butler has made his list of preferred teams known, but as we saw in the Kyrie Irving deal, those list rarely are a factor. Those three teams have the salary-cap space to sign Butler outright this summer to a maximum contract extension.

All of this also ratchets up the pressure on Thibodeau, who was already seen as being in some hot water before Wednesday's developments.

Ed Davis signed with Brooklyn on a one-year deal on July 23, meaning he can not be traded before December 15, per Larry Coon's NBA Salary Cap FAQ.

The message has been the same each time - the Timberwolves intend to keep their star forward, according to ESPN. Actually making the trade could be a complicated affair, particularly since Thibodeau reportedly is not interested in making a deal to move Butler.

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