Jimmy Butler isn’t worth the price for the Toronto Raptors

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Why Jimmy Butler isn't coming back

Butler turned them down.

Maybe the reason Butler didn't list the Lakers on his preferred destinations because he, too, knew how unrealistic it was, or maybe he actually doesn't want to play second fiddle to James, as reports have suggested.

Butler put in a trade request from the Minnesota Timberwolves after holding showdown talks with Tom Thibodeau earlier this week. This past season, Butler led the Wolves to the post-season for the first time in 14 years. Since he will most likely not get traded to one of those three places, where could Butler get traded to instead? If the Nets front office is confident in that philosophy, they may be willing to open their pockets a bit more to get Butler in a Nets uniform this season.

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. Veteran players are slowly starting to filter in.

Towns has never missed a game for the Timberwolves since entering the Association first overall in 2015. And Miami, rumored on Sunday to be making a push for Butler, can trade its 2019 first-round pick after officially moving its 2018 first to Phoenix as part of the Goran Dragic trade.

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Why Jimmy Butler isn't coming back

As of now, it seems only a matter of when - not if - Butler is moved.

It's not news that the Heat have been interested in Butler since he's become available, but it is interesting to see that the Heat are starting to become one of the favorites to land the four-time NBA All-Star. But how is Oklahoma City the primary beneficiary of Butler's departure out of Minneapolis?

Thibodeau, who is also the president of basketball operations, has a big decision to make.

Butler, 29, is playing on the past year of a contract that will pay him almost $20 million next season and has made it clear he does not intend to re-sign with Minnesota. And the Pelicans are always on the clock when it comes to amassing enough talent to keep Anthony Davis - who officially hired Rich Paul as his new agent over the weekend - from getting antsy.

Butler's absence, therefore, is probably for the best.

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