Which Team Is Favored to Trade for Jimmy Butler?

Sep 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT
  • Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler has reportedly requested to be traded.
  • Bovada, an offshore sportsbook, has the Wolves favored to keep Butler (+150 betting odds, 40% implied probability).
  • The Philadelphia 76ers opened with the second-best odds, but the Los Angeles Clippers have since moved to +300 (25%) to acquire Butler.

Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler has requested a trade, according to The Athletic’s NBA reporter Shams Charania.

Butler has reportedly given head coach Tom Thibodeau and the Wolves a list of three teams with whom he’s open to signing an extension: the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Offshore sportsbook Bovada has since released odds on where Butler will suit up for Game 1 of the 2018-19 season:

Where will Jimmy Butler play Game 1 of the 2018-19 season?

  • Minnesota Timberwolves: +150 (40.0% implied probability)
  • Los Angeles Clippers: +300 (25.0%)
  • Brooklyn Nets: +350 (22.2%)
  • New York Knicks: +375 (21.1%)
  • Philadelphia 76ers: +800 (11.1%)
  • Los Angeles Lakers: +900 (10.0%)
  • Boston Celtics: +1100 (8.3%)
  • Golden State Warriors: +3300 (2.9%)

It’s important to note that the Wolves are under no obligation to trade Butler, who is under contract through the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Despite reports of an extension with Minnesota, it’s much more likely that Butler inks a brand new deal with a team after this upcoming season:

Credit:

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jimmy Butler

Follow Bryan Mears on Twitter
@bryan_mears

Top Stories

THE ACTION NETWORK

Sign up for The Action Network free daily newsletter

The best sports betting trends, insights and news - condensed into a two-minute read.
Sign up today, thank us tomorrow.
Follow Us: @ActionNetworkHQ
Download the App
SCHEDULE
OPEN
CURR
# BETS
PHX
PHI
220
-12.5
224
-12.5
BOS
CHA
216
+1
217.5
+2
CLE
DET
211
-10
211.5
-10
UTA
IND
--
--
--
--
LAC
ATL
228
+7.5
229
+7
SAS
NOP
225
-7.5
222.5
-7.5
DAL
MEM
205
-3.5
204.5
-3
DEN
MIL
227.5
-5
228.5
-5.5
OKC
SAC
--
--
--
--