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Wolves’ Jimmy Butler ‘Fed Up’ with ‘Nonchalant’ Team, Karl-Anthony Towns

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The Minnesota Timberwolves may have an issue on their hands as there seems to be a beef brewing between their two superstars.

Butler apparently has “no intentions” of signing a contract extension with the team, and it’s due to issues he has with his teammates, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowly.

Per the report, Butler is “all but fed up with the nonchalant attitude of his younger teammates,” specifically franchise cornerstone Karl-Anthony Towns.

Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season for Minnesota, his first season with the team.

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Wolves’ Asking Price Hindering Jimmy Butler Trade Talks

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The Minnesota Timberwolves’ high asking price is what is stopping any potential trade involving Jimmy Butler, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau has continued his attempt to try to recruit Butler in hopes that he can get the veteran to ease off his trade demand and return to practice with the team, but Butler has continued to sit out team workouts and is vowing to sit out until he is traded.

Miami Heat president Pat Riley has rejected what many are calling an unrealistic counter offer to trade proposals involving Butler.

 

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Wolves’ Jimmy Butler Requests Trade

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Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler, who the team acquired from the Chicago Bulls in a trade during the 2017 offseason, has formally requested a trade, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawcynski.

Butler met with Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau in Los Angeles on Tuesday to discuss his situation, and formally requested his desire to be traded. Butler reportedly had been contemplating requesting a trade for several weeks.

Butler’s issues appear to be contractual, and not having to do with rifts with teammates such as Karl-Anthony Towns of Andrew Wiggins.

Butler has provided the team with a list of 3 teams that he would be willing to sign an extension with in anticipation of a trade.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 3 teams are the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Brooklyn Nets.

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Wolves, Luol Deng Finalizing 1-Year, $2.4 Million Contract

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and veteran forward Leol Deng are finalizing a one-year, $2.4 million contract after Deng met with Wolves team president and head coach Tom Thibodeau, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Deng recently worked out his release from the Los Angeles Lakers and had been looking for a team that would allow him to have playing time moving forward.

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