Which Team Is Favored to Trade for Jimmy Butler?

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  • Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler has reportedly requested to be traded.
  • One 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.

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:

Below is the key point. The team acquiring Butler is working on a handshake agreement for his next contract because an extension is likely not in play. https://t.co/NwcY5gqUJV

— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) September 19, 2018

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