Philadelphia 76ers out of Jimmy Butler trade conversation, according to Sam Amick

Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves apparently are on the brink of parting ways

Nevertheless, the meeting failed as Butler was "sitting out, awaiting the organization to honor his trade request" (Jon Krawczynski).

Sources are skeptical of Tom Thibodeau's desire to make a deal.

The Sixers are "completely out" of the Jimmy Butler trade talks, accoriding to Sam Amick. Minnesota shared Butler's medical info with Miami, owners were involved and sides prepared to finalize.

Minnesota's asking price has been incredibly tough to meet, but in a Butler trade, it's nearly certain that All-Star point guard, Goran Dragic would have to be part of the deal. The locker room would be an awkward place for the four-time All-Star after he was excused from Monday's media day, and he won't be showing up for training camp this week.

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Liverpool's Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino and Uruguay's rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod. Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo , who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, won last year's Ballon d'Or .

The aforementioned Albertie broke down how he would forecast a trade between the Cavs and Minnesota playing out, citing how Cleveland's best assets can't be dealt for a while. Because of the timing, it may put the Minnesota Timberwolves in an awkward place when it comes to finding a trade destination.

Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season, and he could take Miami from being a fringe playoff team to a contender.

If Miami is considering offering Butler a five-year, $190 million contract next summer, it will need good contracts like Richardson's on the payroll in order to build a contender. O'Conner mentions to Simmons that he's heard from multiple people that Minnesota's counteroffer to the Sixers for Butler was demanding Ben Simmons in return. Why not play out one more year with the Timberwolves, decline the 2019-20 player option and hit the open market in the offseason? Another thing I have noticed is that the player usually gets traded to a team nobody expected.

"Spoelstra really wants to make this happen", ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on "The Jump". They added Carmelo Anthony to an already loaded roster this offseason, and the addition of Butler would strengthen their position as favorites to dethrone the Warriors.

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