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Report: Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Timberwolves, Open to Select Teams For Extension

Sports Illustrated logo Sports Illustrated 9/19/2018 Chris Chavez
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Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Butler, 29, has provided the Timberwolves a list of one to three teams with whom he would listen to possible contract extension offers, according to Charania. Butler reportedly informed Tom Thibodeau of his desire on Tuesday. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic adds that Thibodeau has been resistant on the idea of dealing Butler.

The max contract that the Timberwolves could offer Butler could be worth five years and $189 million. If he opted to sign elsewhere, he could receive four years and $140.6 million. In July, Butler reportedly turned down a four-year extension worth $100 million.

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Butler is among the possible stars for next year's free agent class, which could include Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving.

Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

Timberwolves training camp is set to begin on Tuesday.

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