Miami Heat are aggressively pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler

Did Lauri Markkanen send a message to the Timberwolves after Jimmy Butler’s trade demand?

Did Lauri Markkanen send a message to the Timberwolves after Jimmy Butler’s trade demand?

Miami has told teams Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters are on the trade block, the Miami Herald reported Sunday, citing "two opposing front office executives who have spoken to the Heat".

The Nets are one of the three teams handpicked by Butler, but the most quiet so far, likely reflecting the same confidence as the LA Clippers and the New York Knicks that the franchise can acquire him as a free agent next summer.

On Tuesday, he told head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau he wants to be traded-before Monday's media day. Thibodeau has no interest in trading Butler. If the reports of a trade request are accurate, then the meeting didn't have its desired effect, and it now seems that Butler will be playing elsewhere in the coming year. Minnesota owner Glen Taylor "prefers to find a deal by early this week", Wojnarowski added.

Butler was traded to the Wolves from the Chicago Bulls previous year.

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Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists last season for Minnesota, which made the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

Butler is looking to cash in on a major contract extension that would give him around $190 million over five years. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $18.7 million in 2018-19, according to Spotrac.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Towns' super-maximum extension Saturday. He made his first All-Star team last season and was also third-team All-NBA.

His task then would be to persuade Butler to stay in Minnesota and sign a new deal as the season progresses, hoping the likes of Towns and Andrew Wiggins improve dramatically as well.

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