But the men from South Beach will face stiff competition for Butler's signature as the likes of the Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers have all reportedly made enquiries about him. All of this has been happening while the team has been racing to get Karl-Anthony Towns to agree to a contract extension that will keep him from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.
Prior to his time in Minnesota, the four-time All-Star spent six seasons with the Bulls.
But ESPN's Adrian Wojanowski has now added another team to the list of suitors for Butler.
Expect plenty of other teams to inquire about Butler, too.
Towns had one year remaining on his rookie contract, a four-year $25.7 million deal he signed in 2015.
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The Wolves had leverage in the deal because Towns would only become a restricted free agent after next season if he didn't sign by October 15 and the Wolves would have matched any maximum contract offer that came from another team - and that offer would have been less than the $190 million the Wolves could offer Towns.
When the Minnesota Timberwolves open training camp next week, Jimmy Butler will not be present, according to a report Saturday from The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania. The disgruntled shooting guard had a tumultuous first season in Minnesota after being traded by the Bulls, along with Justin Patton, for Zach Lavine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen. It reportedly is due to frustrations with the younger talent on the team, most notably Andrew Wiggins. This way, the Wolves could learn which teams would interest Butler in signing an extension next summer, which is information that would allow the Wolves to get the best possible return on assets for Butler.
During his first year with the Timberwolves, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals over 36.7 minutes of work in 59 regular-season games, all of which he started.
The Wolves selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. During the 2015-16 season, Butler and Noah had multiple disputes and had to be separated in the locker room many times. A deal between Cleveland and Minnesota would be much more hard to figure out largely due to the number of bad contracts the Cavs have.