Butler still set on trade despite meeting with Thibodeau

NBA.com Global on Sep 26, 2018 04:41 AM
Butler still set on trade despite meeting with Thibodeau
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team's media day at Target Center, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota, and that desire did not change after a reported meeting with Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski, Thibodeau met with Butler on Monday in hopes of convincing the four-time All-Star to work through his displeasure with the franchise.

Butler, however, appears intent on switching teams before his next regular season game.

If Butler does remain adament on leaving Minnesota, it appears Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is all too willing to accommodate him. Reports over the weekend had Taylor centering his front office's agenda around dealing Butler sooner rather than later. That news went hand-in-hand with the Timberwolves handing All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns a five-year, super maximum extension.

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