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Jimmy Butler news is coming out fast and furious by the day and every piece of news seems to turn our heads in a different direction.
He's gone from staying in Minnesota to requesting a trade to the Clippers, Knicks, and Nets. Then Thibodeau had no plans to trade him, followed the next day by the owner saying to contact him directly if you wanted Butler. Yesterday the Miami Heat were getting close to making a deal for Butler after he requested a trade to Miami. Now today the asking price is too high.
This is an interesting dynamic that no one can really seem to get a beat on. According to what Woj is claiming the asking price is, that's on the high end of the price range for a superstar in good standing. That's the most you can hope for in any trade of any superstar. The problem is Butler isn't in good standing with the Timberwolves, so they don't have much leverage.
Butler is clearly a problem to the point he can't be around the team. This brings urgency to trade him, which decreases leverage. He clearly isn't going to re-sign in Minnesota, so they can't let him walk for nothing, even if they keep him around for the year.
The Timberwolves may try and make it seem as though they have leverage, but in reality, they don't have much at all. Situations like this usually settle in a similar way. The team with the disgruntled star usually gets between 50-75 cents on the dollar and that's just the way it goes.
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