Jimmy Butler won't be holding out from Timberwolves camp.
He's going to show up and he's going to play. But that doesn't mean he's suddenly happy about where he is. And with that in mind, it has come to light that Minnesota has revised its trade overture with Butler's preferred Miami Heat in hopes of getting a deal done.
Wolves Seeking Bam Adebayo, Josh Richardson, 2019 FRP From Heat For Jimmy Butler https://t.co/2qIIIlOGKS— RealGM (@RealGM) October 4, 2018
Insider sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Bam Adebayo and Josh Richardson, as well as a 2019 first-round pick, are now on the Wolves' wish list for a possible deal. Minnesota would also reportedly insist on ridding themselves of big man Gorgui Dieng's contract, which still has them on the hook for three years and nearly $50 million.
ESPN story on Miami pushing Minnesota to accept revised offer for Jimmy Butler. https://t.co/eNqR6hmDVe— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 4, 2018
No potential trade partner has any reason to act quickly here, as the Timberwolves have zero leverage. Jimmy Buckets has already made it clear that he'd leave in free agency if he doesn't get moved.
But there's every indication that this process is moving right along. Don't rule out a deal getting consummated before the NBA regular season is in gear.