With Thanksgiving fast approaching, nobody would’ve expected Jimmy Butler to still be in Minnesota.
A number of factors are contributing to that. Butler hurt his own stock in the way he handled his trade request He publicly exposed private matters, and embarrassed the organization. Additionally, the Timberwolves’ asking price for J.B. remains steep, too steep for most teams to risk taking him on.
Plus, his reputation of not getting along in the pats hasn’t helped either.
Still, despite all that, it sounds as if teams are beginning to re-consider their stance on the talented Minny forward.
After the Pat/Thibs fiasco a few weeks ago, talks between the Heat and Wolves were apparently cut-off completely. Though, they were close to an agreement.
For the Sixers, their team isn’t performing quite as well as expected. With no significant changes or improvements from last year, it’s make sense that they would target Butler if they want to maintain their foothold in the East.
As teams push harder to get this deal done, it’ll be interesting to see just how much GMs are willing to give up for a star that has been the subject of a lot of organizational headaches lately.