Tuesday 19th February 2019,
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Rumor: Jimmy Butler ‘Has Eyes’ for Philadelphia 76ers

Rumor: Jimmy Butler ‘Has Eyes’ for Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmy Butler is beginning the 2018-19 regular season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He doesn’t want to finish it there. He would much rather end it with the Miami Heat. Or the Los Angeles Clippers. Or Brooklyn Nets. Really, he may want to end the year on more than half of the league’s teams outside Minnesota. [...]

October 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: There are ‘Whispers’ That Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard Don’t Want to Play with LeBron James

Rumor: There are ‘Whispers’ That Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard Don’t Want to Play with LeBron James

After signing LeBron James in free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers methodically, if imperfectly, assembled a team around him that would allow them to carve out max money next summer. Could it have all been for naught? Conventional wisdom says no. The Lakers are the Lakers. LeBron is LeBron. Surely, together, they’ll attract another star. [...]

October 16, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Met with Jimmy Butler

Report: Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Met with Jimmy Butler

For anyone who predicted the Minnesota Timberwolves would trade Jimmy Butler before the start of the regular season, we have some news: They, um, aren’t going to trade him before the start of the regular season. In advance of the Timberwolves’ first game of the year on Wednesday, owner Glen Taylor made a 90-minute trek [...]

October 15, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: Warriors Bracing for Durant to Leave Next Summer

Report: Warriors Bracing for Durant to Leave Next Summer

Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Warriors has paid off handsomely, two NBA titles and two NBA Finals MVPs. While much can change and there is still a whole season to play, it is hard to imagine a similar scenario not playing out in year three. Durant will enter free agency once again next summer [...]

October 12, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Report: Jimmy Butler Wanted to ‘Sit Down’ with Karl-Anthony Towns and Discuss ‘Several Issues’

Report: Jimmy Butler Wanted to ‘Sit Down’ with Karl-Anthony Towns and Discuss ‘Several Issues’

Let’s get this out of the way: You’ve probably stayed on top of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ preseason drama. Jimmy Butler wants a trade. He probably wants out at least in part because of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Coach-president Tom Thibodeau has yet to strike a deal despite Butler’s impending free agency. The whole thing [...]

October 11, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: Jimmy Butler Returned to Minnesota and Reiterated Trade Request to Tom Thibodeau

Report: Jimmy Butler Returned to Minnesota and Reiterated Trade Request to Tom Thibodeau

A new, old wrinkle has been added to the Jimmy Butler saga in Minnesota: Inside one week before the regular season officially tips off, he still wants to be traded. Shocking, right? It’s not like that’s all we’ve heard for the past few weeks ad nauseam. Apparently, though, Butler recently felt it was necessary to [...]

October 10, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: San Antonio Spurs Unlikely to Add Point Guard Following Dejounte Murray’s ACL Injury

Report: San Antonio Spurs Unlikely to Add Point Guard Following Dejounte Murray’s ACL Injury

With Dejounte Murray likely done for the season after suffering a tear in his right ACL, the San Antonio Spurs have a gaping hole at point guard to cover up. Really, the Spurs have holes everywhere. They were already tasked with replacing three of their most important defenders following the departures of Kawhi Leonard, Danny [...]

October 9, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Heat, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Nets Are Skeptical About Wolves’ Intentions in Jimmy Butler Talks

Heat, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Nets Are Skeptical About Wolves’ Intentions in Jimmy Butler Talks

As the Jimmy Butler saga continues, plenty of, if not most, potential suitors remain skeptical about the Timberwolves’ stated desire to actually move him. Consider this note from The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski: There has been widespread skepticism throughout the league that Tom Thibodeau truly does want to pull the trigger and send out one of [...]

October 8, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: Jokic, Harris, Murray All Untouchable in Trades

Report: Jokic, Harris, Murray All Untouchable in Trades

Whenever a star like Jimmy Butler is rumored to be on the trade market it creates a debate as to which teams should be in the sweepstakes and what they should be willing to offer. One of the teams that is trying to make the leap in the western conference this season and could use [...]

September 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors, Ryan Bawek 0

Report: Timberwolves Asking Price in Jimmy Butler Trade Talks ‘Remains Too Steep’

Report: Timberwolves Asking Price in Jimmy Butler Trade Talks ‘Remains Too Steep’

Get ready to slog through a few more Jimmy Butler rumors—and then some more after that. It sounds like his divorce from the Minnesota Timberwolves may not be completed post-haste. Though owner Glen Taylor is thought to want a quick resolution, sources told ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe that coach-president Tom Thibodeau is asking [...]

September 27, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0