Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

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Jimmy Butler has decided he'd like to play elsewhere.

"There's been a ton of speculation surrounding the chemistry of the team, surrounding Jimmy Butler's state of mind and what he wants to do with the Timberwolves heading into the last season of his contract". Butler reportedly informed Tom Thibodeau of his desire on Tuesday.

Reports have surfaced this summer that Butler may looking to somehow team up with Boston Celtics point guard and close friend Kyrie Irving in NY soon.

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However, The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski believes the situation is not quite irreparable just yet.

Both the Knicks and Nets are on that list, according to ESPN, with the Clippers as the third potential destination.

Upon reading Shams Charania tweet about Butler's trade request, the former Wichita State guard commented, "Hallelujah".

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A first-round draft pick in 2011, Butler was named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2014-15. And if Minnesota struggles to make the playoffs, or misses it altogether, this season, Thibodeau's time in Minneapolis could come to a close. Butler's bigger issues reportedly were more likely to involve his younger teammates, such as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

Butler is downplaying his fractured relationship with Towns as a reason for wanting a trade, league sources said.

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