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New Trade Rumors Are Swirling For This All-Star Shooting Guard

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Jimmy Butler has been one of the most-talked about players in the NBA this offseason, with speculation constantly swirling about the All-Star shooting guard's future in Minnesota.

Butler, 29, has often been mentioned as a possible trade candidate, or someone who would likely be leaving in free agency in 2019.

Those rumors are only going to heat up over the next 24-48 hours. We have a new report from Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Butler is reportedly set to meet with Minnesota's head coach and front office to discuss his future with the franchise.

"Jimmy Butler will meet with Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden on Monday to "have honest conversations about the All-Star's future with the team," sources tell The Athletic," he tweeted.

Earlier this summer, it was reported that Butler and Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving had interest in eventually teaming up.

Both Butler and Irving are set to be free agents in 2019.

"A league source close to the situation told the Sun-Times on Tuesday that Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and former Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together. The Celtics could try to acquire Butler this summer, or the two former Team USA teammates could simply opt out of their player options after next season and join forces then. Their intent is to build an elite backcourt, whether that’s in Boston or somewhere else in the East," the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Butler, a four-time NBA All-Star, played for the Bulls from 2011-17. He spent last season in Minnesota.