Upon reading Shams Charania tweet about Butler's trade request, the former Wichita State guard commented, "Hallelujah". That also could explain Thibs' determination to keep Butler being floated by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski as well, as that would keep them from looking desperate to move him and, possibly, allow them to hunt for a better deal. He reportedly provided a list of one to three teams with which he would be open to signing a long-term deal, sources said. The 29-year old All-Star, who is now slated to become a free agent next summer, can sign a max deal worth four years, $140.6 million.
Butler's intensity on the defensive end is another trait that Popovich desires in his players, and Pop has worked with him for the past couple of years on Team USA.
"At 6'8", Butler is one of the best two-way wings in the National Basketball Association.
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There is no clear path forward from here for a franchise that already has had a turbulent offseason despite finally snapping a 14-year playoff drought last season, in no small part because the Timberwolves acquired Butler in a trade last June.
According to multiple reports from throughout the summer, Butler and teammate Karl-Anthony Towns do not see eye to eye, but it remains to be seen if that played a role in his reported trade request.
The Timberwolves were scheduled to meet with Butler this week to "have honest conversations" about his future with the team. Prior to his time in Minnesota, the four-time All-Star spent six seasons with the Bulls.