The Timberwolves reportedly have serious interest in the All-Star forward.
The Boston Celtics aren’t the only team with interest in trading for Chicago Bulls’ All-Star forward Jimmy Butler.
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that Minnesota has serious interest in trading for the former Marquette star.
“Sides made preliminary contact this week,” he reports.
Sources: Chicago’s price for Jimmy Butler remains elevated, but Minnesota has assets and interest. Sides made preliminary contact this week.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 19, 2017
Philadelphia reportedly turned down a potential trade for Butler when Chicago asked for this year’s No. 3 overall pick (prior to the trade with the Celtics).
Minnesota has several young players and the No. 7 overall pick in the draft this year.
Butler is under team control for two more seasons.