According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, 29-year-old small forward Jimmy Butler wants to play for the Miami Heat. When Butler demanded a trade out of the Minnesota Timberwolves the Heat were among those who were seeking to get a four-time NBA All-Star.
Stein reports that both Jimmy Butler and the Heat are ready to collaborate, but the Heat “found it hard to get Minnesota to clearly communicate”.
The Heat have pursued Butler as aggressively as any of the 20-plus teams to inquire thus far but, like many, have found it hard to get Minnesota to clearly communicate. League sources say Miami is a team that strongly appeals to the free agent-to-be Butler after a trade https://t.co/YYTQT8FW22
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2018
As reported before, despite the fact that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau is trying to keep Butler at the same time the Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor wants to solve this problem as soon as possible by trading the player.
Jimmy Butler also showed interest to play for the Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Clippers and the New York Knicks.