According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Butler wants to be in Los Angeles, while the other two clubs on his trade-to list, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are not quite as desirable.
And, in the “when it rains, it pours” category, another report from Wojnarowski suggests the Clippers are also emerging as a potential destination for Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard. They have the cap space and are probably quite aware of Leonard’s desire to play in his hometown.
Leonard was traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan in July and has stated he is keeping his options open about possibly signing with the Raptors.
Butler, who was rumored to have interest in playing for the Lakers, soured on it when the team signed LeBron James. He didn’t want to play second fiddle to Bron-Bron.
Butler played 59 games with the Timberwolves in 2017-18, scoring 22.2 points per game and adding 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals.
A Butler-Leonard duo in L.A. would be devastating. Stay tuned.