The Jimmy Butler strange trade saga took a new turn on Wednesday.
Not long after putting a three-team list out that included the L.A. Clippers — who he said he preferred — the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, Butler now says through his agent that he wants to join close buddy Dwyane Wade in Miami.
The back-and-forth with Timberwolves president and head coach Tom Thibodeau has been nothing but puzzling the last few days.
While Thibs has fought hard to convince Butler to stay, he is handcuffed by Butler’s ever-changing demands to just which teams he would like to play on.
According to the New York Times, the Heat have aggressively pursued the four-time All-Star since news broke that he wanted out of Minnesota.
The fly in the ointment is the fact the Heat don’t have adequate cap space, especially for the max five-year, $190 million deal he may be looking for. However the Knicks, Nets and Clippers do.
Stay tuned, this story is far from over.