Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Wolves, Heat Nearly Reach Deal On Jimmy Butler Before Talks Collapse

Jimmy Butler Tom Thibodeau Heat-Butler talks sizzled, fizzled, with Richardson reportedly in play
Rita Gibson | 10 October, 2018, 22:55

The Jimmy Butler trade drama which has overtaken the 2018 National Basketball Association offseason was almost over last week. Miami always desires to be a destination for the NBA's elite players, and having Butler in tow helps with that goal.

Trade talks between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat on Jimmy Butler reached the brink of completion before falling apart.

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who has personnel input, reportedly had been attempting to broker Butler's return to the team.

The question becomes, what was included in the near-deal from Saturday? Adding to the dry market is the fact that Butler, 29, is slated to be a free agent next summer and will likely command a long-term max contract. The Timberwolves reportedly asked for more, and that's what caused the Heat to back out of the deal.

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Butler made the All-Star team for his fourth-straight season previous year. Miami would acquire Butler's Bird Rights in a trade and could exceed the salary cap to re-sign him. Various trade packages have been proposed on both sides, but the Clippers do not intend to trade Harris, sources said.

The Timberwolves are hoping to offload Gorgui Dieng in any trade and the $48million left on his current deal.

Other teams that may have interest in Butler include the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers and Nets never found traction in conversations with Minnesota, and the Knicks never called, sources said. As the Wolves traveled out West last week, Butler has been working out at the team's facility and has been in regular contact with teammates.

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