Minnesota Timberwolves Rejecting Jimmy Butler Trade Offers

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The report from Adrian Wojnarowski points out that ordinarily this is part of the strategy for a team that doesn't have much leverage in trade talks - and that team officials eventually ask what the inquiring club might be willing to offer - but in this case that hasn't been happening.

Team owner Glen Taylor has engaged in discussions with teams about a possible trade, but those teams have been rebuffed by Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden when contacted directly, a freakish dynamic that has several executives around the league scratching their heads.

It is odd that the team would be unwilling to move Butler, especially after it was made public that he did not intend to re-sign with the team when he enters free agency in the summer of 2019. That means Thibodeau is ignoring the fact that not only does Butler want out, but also that Butler's relationship with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins appears to be fractured beyond fix.

Taylor's message stands in contrast to the message from Minnesota's front office.

Butler has two years remaining on the five-year, $92 million deal he signed with the Bulls in 2015.

"Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has become fully engaged in the decision-making process on a potential Butler trade and is far more open to the idea of orchestrating a deal than president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden, league sources said".

This is a blow for not only the Clippers, but for several teams who are trying to bring Butler into the fold prior to the season's start. The problem is that teams have been told Butler is not on the market, though the guard has given the Timberwolves a list of teams and Minnesota has gotten interest from others in the league.

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