Now Butler appears to be looking for his way out of Minnesota.
Jimmy Butler has decided he'd like to play elsewhere.
"Any team acquiring Butler would be able to move forward with a maximum extension next summer, with his Bird Rights accompanying him in a trade".
The All-NBA's wing's request comes six days before the start of Timberwolves' training camp, and five days before the team's media day, placing the team in a tight spot this late in the offseason.
In addition, the list of players that the Heat would be using in such a deal are either older than what the Timberwolves would prefer or lack the potential to develop into standout players.
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Butler's shortlist of preferred destinations includes up to three teams.
Butler joined Minnesota in a trade with the Chicago Bulls in June 2017.
A first-round draft pick in 2011, Butler was named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2014-15.
There have also been questions about Butler's relationship with younger teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Butler's impact on the Wolves was easy to see last season.
The Thibodeau-Butler meeting was expected to be a serious conversation on the franchise's fragile state, sources said.