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2019 Schedule
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6hAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Wolves owner wants Butler dealt quickly

Against the displeasure of Timberwolves president of basketball operations/coach Tom Thibodeau, owner Glen Taylor has mandated that a deal needs to be negotiated to trade disgruntled All-Star Jimmy Butler in the next several days, sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Minnesota is sitting right at $119M in salary for next season which takes into account the $19.8M Jimmy Butler player option. The salary cap is projected to be $109M. The Timberwolves now have $55M (could increase to $60M) commited to Towns and Andrew Wiggins in 2019-20.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The cap hit on the Karl-Anthony Towns rookie max extension is: $27.25M, $29.43M, $31.61M, $33.79M and $35.97M. Towns will be subject to the poison pill restriction this season and the extension will begin in 2019-20. For trade purposes, $7.8M (last year of his rookie contract) is used for outgoing salary and $27.6M (the average of the current salary and max extension) for the purposes of determine incoming salary. The total salary could increase to $190M if Towns earns All-NBA, MVP or Defensive Player of the Year this season. The cap hit in 2019-20 would be $32.7M if he earned one of the honors.

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10hAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: KAT, Wolves agree to super-max deal

All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a 5-year, $190 million super-max extension with the Timberwolves, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Sources: Butler won't be at Wolves' media day

Jimmy Butler won't be at Timberwolves media day Monday and will not take part in the start of training camp, sources confirmed to ESPN, as the team continues to mull the forward's future in Minnesota.

Woj: Wolves owner will have final say in Butler talks (1:45)
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2dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Wolves owner, Thibs at odds on Butler

Wolves owner Glen Taylor made it clear at the NBA's board of governors meeting that All-Star Jimmy Butler is available in a trade, one attendee has told ESPN.

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2dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Wolves rebuffing Butler trade calls

In the aftermath of Jimmy Butler's trade request this week, Minnesota executives are telling teams that Butler's an elite player and the franchise intends to keep him, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

What if Wiggins just isn't good? (2:02)

Will Jimmy Butler End Up In L.A.

Tony Reali and the national panel discuss Jimmy Butler wanting out of Minnesota and wanting a deal done by Monday. Plus, debate if the NBA let Mark Cuban off easy, preview the Browns-Jets match-up and react to Cleveland being favored for the first time in 3 years.


HQ: In Stak We Trust?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Michael Smith question if Stephen Jackson is right to be so critical of the Wiggins brothers, if Jimmy Butler is smart to be most interested in the Clippers, if the NBA let Mark Cuban off too easily and much more.


Should Mark Cuban Have Been Fired

Bomani & Pablo react to Mark Cuban donating $10 Million to charity after the NBA investigation, Stephen Jackson and Andrew Wiggins getting into beef, the Browns being favored for the first time in 3 years and much more.

Woj calls likelihood of quick Butler deal 'almost nil' (1:30)
Woj: Sense of dysfunction within Wolves organization (1:23)
Thibodeau not interested in trading Butler (1:59)
Stephen A. wants to see Butler on Knicks (0:57)
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4dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Butler most interested in Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is most interested in pursuing a future with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told ESPN.

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8dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Butler to talk Wolves future with Thibs

A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The addition of Luol Deng now has the Timberwolves with 13 guaranteed contracts and $1.36M below the luxury tax threshold. Reserve James Nunnally has $350K guaranteed of his $1.3M contract. Minnesota will enter the tax if Nunnally is retained and the final roster spot is filled with a guaranteed contract. Deng will earn $2.4M and have a $1.5M cap hit. The forward will also earn $14.35M this season from the Lakers as part of an early September buyout.

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Points Per Game109.58th
Rebounds Per Game42.024th
Assists Per Game22.718th
Points Allowed107.317th

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