Karl-Anthony Towns agrees to sign super-max extension with Minnesota Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler has Knicks Nets on three-team trade list

Jimmy Butler has Knicks Nets on three-team trade list

Recent reports cite that Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns do not get along and the latter won't agree to a contract extension until Butler is gone.

Rather than sit by and wait for calls to come in, Taylor reportedly wants Layden to reach out to teams and initiate trade discussions. 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.

A year and a half ago, the Chicago Bulls and star wing man Jimmy Butler were at a crossroads.

But Butler has reportedly made it clear he wants to join the LA Clippers, New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets. Those three teams - and many more around the league - could be willing to trade for Butler now under the right circumstances, league sources said.

Putin absolves Israel, sees downing of Russian plane off Syria as accident
The Israeli military said earlier on Tuesday that it had no reaction, saying it does not comment on "foreign reports". The Russian plane was "not within the area of the operation" carried out by the Israeli jets, it said.

Minnesota acquired Butler past year from head coach Tom Thibodeau's former team, the Chicago Bulls. Players will have their photos taken in their uniforms and it could be awkward to see Butler having his picture taken when given his intentions to leave the team.

As previously noted though, Minnesota will have the final say on Butler trade request and where he lands, which could ultimately end up being the difference of $50 million and another year on a future contract. The trio of Russell, Wiggins and Towns would give the Timberwolves a very talented core of players all under the age of 24. Butler's arrival helped guide the T-Wolves to a 47-35 season, which was their highest win total since 2003-04.

Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 59 games for the Timberwolves last season. However, they got eliminated by the Houston Rockets in the first round. Trading for a 29-year-old Butler and paying him $190 million until he's 34 may fall under the category of skipping steps.

The Miami Heat have been interested in Butler too, league sources said, although the Heat don't have the salary-cap space in July to pursue him.

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