Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Jimmy Butler wants to be traded to Heat, report says

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Cassandra Gardner | 11 October, 2018, 03:15

However, Timberwolves president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't seem all that committed to the idea of trading Butler. "I don't want to keep talking about that".

Stein reports the Heat have been "aggressively" pursuing Butler since he requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves last week. For him to want out of Minnesota because some players don't take it as seriously as him, I think fits the Heat culture to a t.

That's the only way Thibodeau could sleep at night after letting Butler walk out the door.

That said, what the Timberwolves would likely ask for from the Celtics - any of their All-Stars or Jayson Tatum - would be too much for Ainge to sign off on a deal. The guard was granted permission to avoid media day and training camp, and the preseason is slated to begin this weekend. He was present only for medical evaluation.

The Heat enter '18-19 with a almost identical roster as last season, when they went 44-38 to secure the No. 6 seed.

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It is estimated that 23 per cent of people living with a diagnosable mental health condition are not receiving the help they need. Actually, those suffering from mental illnesses are more often the victims of violence, withdrawn, frightened, and/or lonely.


Earlier this week, Wojnarowski reported that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was spotted speaking privately with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor at the NBA's Board of Governor's meeting.

The root issue with Butler is reportedly disdain for the next generation standouts on the roster, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

Nevertheless, teams remain interested in acquiring Butler, who averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Timberwolves last season.

If anyone hoped the five-year, $190 million contract extension Karl-Anthony Towns signed on Sunday might serve as a distraction from the incredibly hard spot Butler has put the Wolves in, well, it didn't. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of US$18.7 million (RM77.5 million) in 2018-19.

The Sixers have been linked to Butler mostly in passing, as a team that was checking in on his availability, but hadn't really gotten more serious than that.

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