Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns

Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns

Given Butler's desire to be on a strong team and his age (29-years-old), the Cavaliers may not have certainty that Butler would remain with the team and, in a contract year, that could make all the difference to the front office. The nonchalant attitude of Karl-Anthony Towns and other members of the team's core have irritated Butler.

Butler would like to be traded to Knicks, Nets, Clippers or HEAT so he can be the MAN in a big city. Meanwhile, the Cavs have a host of young players that could be contribute to the long term success of the Timberwolves.

Ed Davis signed with Brooklyn on a one-year deal on July 23, meaning he can not be traded before December 15, per Larry Coon's NBA Salary Cap FAQ. Even with him, the team barely made the playoffs.

It has also been stated that Kawhi doesn't want to be a part of the celebrity culture that comes with playing at such a well-known franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Since he couldn't possibly play Butler for more minutes, Thibodeau did what he thought would be smart, and bring back all the good players from his glory-day Bulls.

"We're going to build this team the right way". Wiggins, meanwhile, has been said to be bothered by being relegated to the team's third offensive option behind Butler and Towns. Ben would be the point-forward, Fultz would play the off-ball combo guard role, Butler would be the three-and-D wing, and Embiid would do what he does. They still need somebody to help guide them through the ups and downs of the National Basketball Association season, especially playing in a crowded Western Conference where it will be tough to win. His Paul Gauguin seems to be Kyrie Irving, as Butler pines for a collaborative friendship that he believes will keep his demons at bay.

The 2019 free agent pool is stacked with marquee names like Irving, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, as Woj noted.

There's plenty of risk associated with this trade. However, if it does pan out, the Cavs could have a title-contending team in the next year.

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