Published: Sun, September 23, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Timberwolves shut down at least one Jimmy Butler inquiry in July

Timberwolves shut down at least one Jimmy Butler inquiry in July

Despite Butler's request, the Minnesota front office has shut down all inquiries toward Butler and is saying they intend to keep him.

The news is different than what was reported of the Wolves' front office earlier on Friday, who reportedly told teams they meant to keep Butler.

Marks has shown poise and moxie throughout his time as the Nets general manager. As Layden was rebuffing trade calls on Thursday and Friday, Taylor found himself surrounded with owners and team executives at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting in NY.

The Timberwolves acquired Butler in June 2017. Yesterday, we discussed how waiting for Butler may work in the best interest of the team, especially considering he already said that the Clippers are likely his top choice next summer due to their ability to sign two max contract players.

Taylor has overseen high-profile Minnesota stars getting traded in the past, including Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love.

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The Towns news will undoubtedly be thankfully received by a Minnesota fan base desperate for some kind of positive news after several days of stories surrounding Butler's desire to leave the team. There was clear friction between Butler and Towns - the same friction exists with Andrew Wiggins, but the underachieving Wiggins is a secondary factor in all of this - and that needed to be cleared up.

Butler is a great player.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a mammoth five-year, $190 million super-max extension to remain with the T-Wolves. He can sign a four-year, $141 million deal with a new team.

Jimmy Butler's desire wish for a quick trade out of Minnesota has reportedly been met with resistance from the Timberwolves' braintrust.

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