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NBA Insider Marc Stein Shares Major Update On Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler looking on during a game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on December 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)

The saga involving Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves is ongoing. For now, Butler remains a member of the T-Wolves, but he has made it clear he wants out.

Reportedly, Minnesota ownership is willing to move Butler, even though head coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't want to. Butler is a free agent next summer and is not going to sign in Minnesota long-term.

The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks have all been named as Butler's potential preferred destination. According to the newest update from the New York Times' Marc Stein, Butler wants to take his talents to South Beach.

Per Stein, Butler and his agent have told Minnesota brass he wants to go to Miami, and the Heat have been one of many teams pursuing the 29-year-old star.

of course, any team that trades for Butler is taking a risk. He could wind up being just a one-year rental if he doesn't re-up in free agency next summer.

However, considering the talk that Butler and fellow star Kyrie Irving want to play together somewhere, it is a risk some teams might be willing to take.

The NBA regular season is starting in three weeks, so this situation should be resolved soon.