What's the deal? Jimmy Butler reportedly requests trade from Timberwolves

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With as big of a rift that has been created within the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, they are in a pinch.

As expected, and after an unsuccessful meeting with head coach/team president Tom Thibodeau, Minnesota Timberwolves two-way star Jimmy Butler has formally requested a trade, according to multiple reports. Wiggins remains signed with the Timberwolves through 2023.

Butler went to IG when Wiggins brother celebrated the news Butler wanted out.

Moving Kevin Love is an option too but there's a question of how much the Timberwolves would want Love to be paired with star center Karl Anthony-Towns, as neither have consistently been effective defenders at the National Basketball Association level.

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So, one of the teams Butler would apparently be OK with being traded to is the Knicks.

Jimmy Butler has reportedly requested a trade, and there's one destination that appears to appeal to him most.

The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics have been among several teams linked with signing Butler. Those teams would each have the cap space to give Butler a maximum contract extension come next summer. In exchange for the then three-time NBA All-Star, the Bulls received Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the #7 pick - Lauri Markkanen. Of course, a commitment from Butler to re-sign with the team could mitigate the issue. Thibodeau, who coached Butler in Chicago from 2011 until 2015, was tasked with working with former top overall picks Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns to end a postseason drought that reached a league-long 13 seasons.

With that as the backdrop, the good folks at Bovada.lv already have odds on the board as to where Butler will be when the 2018-19 season begins and that means a good, old-fashioned wagering opportunity.

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