Report: Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota

Andrew Porter
July 03, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler is "all but fed up with the nonchalant attitude of his younger teammates," according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Cowley reports specifically Karl-Anthony Towns is frustrating Butler. 

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Butler, 28, has one more year remaining on his contract for $18.7 million before he could decline his player option to become a free-agent next summer. 

The Sixers have been linked to Kawhi Leonard in trade rumors, but Leonard -- who also has one year left on his contract -- reportedly wants to play in Los Angeles. 

Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.0 steals last season in Minnesota. Butler was 16th in the NBA last season in both box plus/minus (5.0) and win shares per 48 minutes (.198). He was 12th in offensive win shares (7.1) and 11th in offensive box plus/minus (4.9). 

Butler is one of the game's best two-way players and could be a potential trade option for the Sixers this summer or a free-agent target next summer.