Report: Jimmy Butler requests trade from the Timberwolves

He's given the Wolves a list of 3 teams he'd like to go to.
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It turns out the meeting between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau on Wednesday hasn't translated to Butler committing to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Instead, Butler is requesting a trade to leave Minnesota.

That's according to Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski, of The Athletic, who citing "league sources" say Butler has given Minnesota a list of up to 3 teams he'd be willing to move to, with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski saying those teams are the Nets, Clippers and Knicks. 

Thibodeau, apparently, is not keen on trading one of his star players.

Butler has been reportedly unhappy since the end of his first season in Minnesota, in which he helped the team return to the postseason, where they lost 4-1 to the Houston Rockets.

He has been the center for drama this summer with countless reports indicating his relationship with young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are strained. 

It was reported earlier this week that Towns, the Wolves' star player, doesn't plan to sign his rookie extension with the Timberwolves until the situation with Butler is resolved. 

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