Facing a "telltale week", the Wolves and their star player apparently reached a breaking point, as Butler has requested a trade from Minnesota, The Athletic reported Wednesday. Butler is a free agent at the end of the season.
Butler informed coach Tom Thibodeau of his request on Tuesday, but Thibodeau has been resistant to the idea, according to The Athletic. Charania adds that Butler made his desire to be traded clear to Thibodeau during their meeting.
We've all heard that Butler is fed up with the young "Timberpups" and wants to move on, possibly even angling for a trade. Andrew Wiggins' brother, Nick Wiggins, tweeted "Hallejulah" in response to Charania's tweet reporting Butler wanted to be moved. The T-Wolves also received a first-round pick in the deal.
Let's talk through three trade scenarios that the Wolves should consider whenever they decide to blow up this roster by moving Butler, whether that is before the start of the regular season, in the middle of the winter, or at February's trade deadline. The 29-year-old was selected No. 30 overall in the 2011 draft by Chicago.
Minnesota's training camp is scheduled to begin September 25, but Butler is reportedly optimistic a deal could be done before camp begins.