Jimmy Butler Requests Trade from T'Wolves to Knicks, Nets, or Clippers

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Boston may be one of the front runner for his signature after Butler previously admitted he wants to play with Kyrie Irving.

Here's the catch - Jimmy reportedly does NOT want to play for the Lake Show. even though he'd be playing alongside one of the GOATs.

After re-signing point guard Chris Paul to a four-year, $160-million contract, and reaching agreement on a five-year, $90-million contract with center Clint Capela, Houston is in no position to max Butler in 2019 free agency. It was in that meeting that Butler expressed a desire to be traded, telling Thibodeau that he does not intend to sign a long-term extension with the Wolves next summer. Earlier Wednesday, Wojnarowski reported the Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks were considered Butler's preferred destinations, though Los Angeles looks to have gained a slight edge. However, his three-team shortlist includes both the Nets and Knicks. While both NY and Brooklyn will also have the cap space to sign another star alongside Butler next offseason, it's particularly newsworthy that Los Angeles is apparently the front-runner for Leonard next summer. Though it may feel surprising, the Wolves are actually considered the betting favorite to retain Butler's services into the season and a report from ESPN indicates that Minnesota's central decision-maker, Tom Thibodeau, has "no interest" in trading his All-Star wing.

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"The Clippers have two max contract slots available in July".

But the chances of both players joining the Clippers appears less likely. They could also just wait for next summer without compromising their future. However, more competition as well as numerous teams will also have cap space.

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