Butler has requested a trade out of Minnesota and did not attend the team’s media day.
Jimmy Butler could be set to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves, if the team get the right deal.
The 29-year-old forward reportedly requested a trade out of Minnesota last week.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was seen talking privately with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor on Friday.
After the Timberwolves signed Karl-Anthony Towns to a super-maximum extension, the team is now focused on dealing Jimmy Butler.
Karl-Anthony Towns is staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves, signing an extension.
Karl-Anthony Towns has averaged 21.6 points and 11.7 rebounds in three years with the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves are in the middle of fielding trade inquiries for their star guard after Jimmy Butler reportedly demanded a trade.
After reports surfaced the Timberwolves aren't interested in trading Butler, another stated owner Glen Taylor is encouraging the deal.
The Timberwolves are reportedly telling other teams that Butler is "an elite player and that the franchise intends to keep him."