The 29-year-old forward reportedly requested a trade out of Minnesota last week.
Butler 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.
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."
The NBA and NFL saw its fair share of drama while the New York Yankees received a boost.
Butler has told the Timberwolves that he would sign an extension with the Nets, Clippers or Knicks, ESPN reported.
Jimmy Butler has two years left on his contract with the Timberwolves, but can opt out after the 2018-19 season.