Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor wants to trade Jimmy Butler before the team's first training camp practice on Tuesday, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
This comes on the heels of Saturday reports saying Taylor wanted a deal completed as soon as possible, but it's news that could further decrease any leverage the Wolves have, meaning there's a legit chance the Wolves won't get anything significant in return for Butler.
To counter that, Wojnarowski says Taylor wanted to tell Butler and his agent which teams are offering to trade for him, and then find out if Butler would be willing to sign a long-term extension with any of the teams. If Butler says he'd be open to an extension with an offering team, it would help drive the price for him back up.
Multiple reports in the last few days say Butler has eyes on the Clippers, Knicks and Nets, but it's unclear if he'd be willing to sign an extension anywhere else. That said, USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt believes Butler would also be open to inking an extension with the Bucks or Wizards.
Wojnarowski explains that there is "significant" interest in Butler with Brooklyn, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland and the Clippers among the teams considering an offer.