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Report: Wolves, Heat almost had Butler deal



It sounds like Jimmy Butler What's on the verge of taking his talents to South Beach.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves were close to a deal with the Miami Heat for Butler over the weekend and talks fractured. Wojnarowski adds that the owners of T-Wolves shared Butler's medical information with Miami before things broke down.

Minnesota has a few other options for a potential deal away because of a high price.

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is still reportedly trading on Butler, according to Wojnarowski. Butler has not yet reported to training camp following his trade request in August.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that he was informed of his destination of choice by T-Wolves. Butler, who may opt for a free agent at the end of the coming season.

Butler arrived in Minnesota in a 2017 draft day trade Zach LaVine Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick that turned out to be forward Lauri Markkanen . The T-Wolves received a first-round pick in the deal, which became center Justin Patton .

In 59 games for the Timberwolves last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points per game on 47.4 per cent shooting. Butler's and the T-Wolves' A-47-35 season guide, which was their highest win totally since 2003-04. They were bounced by the Houston Rockets in five games in the first round.

Prior to his time in Minnesota, the four-time All-Star spent six seasons with the Bulls. The 29-year-old was selected No. 30 overall in the 2011 draft by Chicago.


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