One thing is for sure, Jimmy Butler's days in a Minnesota Timberwolves
The four-time All-Star
Per ESPN and the great Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves had a deal ready to go before they shared Butler's injury history with Miami. That prompted them to cancel plans altogether.
ESPN Sources: Minnesota-Miami talks escalated close to a Jimmy Butler deal over weekend – only to see trade fall apart. Minnesota shared Butler’s medical info with Miami, owners were involved and sides prepared to finalize. Minnesota pushed for more, talks fractured.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 7, 2018
Well, that's what you get for being honest and having full transparency.
Those talks can always start again, but Minnesota has little else, if anything, going in the marketplace. Teams had backed away because of price and belief Minny would get deal w/ Miami. Sources say owner Glen Taylor's mandate stands to his front office: Find a deal for Butler. https://t.co/LIXQwXPKkl— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 7, 2018
With the trade market stagnant for the 29-year-old, chances are Butler isn't going anywhere other than Miami. The Wolves don't hold much leverage in this situation, especially after revealing Butler's injury history. Considering he's been blatant about his distaste for the Wolves, Butler isn't going to re-sign with Minnesota next offseason when he becomes a free agent.
Minnesota must trade him while they have the chance.