Towns is eligible to sign his rookie-scale contract extension.
The growing disconnect between Minnesota's ownership and front office has created an impression for opposing teams that a showdown between Taylor and Tom Thibodeau, the Wolves' president of basketball operations and head coach, looms as an increasingly plausible conclusion to Butler's trade request. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says that at the NBA Board of Governers meeting Taylor told prospective spirits for Butler to contact him directly if they can not get past general manager Scott Layden.
That has changed and there is a good reason for it.
"The Heat has been very reluctant this offseason to part with Josh Richardson and Bam Adebayo, and it's unclear if Miami would be willing to include Richardson in a deal for Butler". Love, by the way, can not be traded until January after signing a four-year, $120 million extension with Cleveland on July 24.
Butler has been excused from the Timberwolves' Monday media day, also to bypass the start of Minnesota's training camp.
Pompeo confident USA will win China trade war
The effort crumbled a week after Trump tweeted the White House felt "no pressure" to resolve the dispute with China. On Tuesday, China said it would impose levies on $60 billion worth of USA goods effective September 24.
In a statement, Towns said: "On June 25, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves". "On September 22, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015". Now, we get to watch the awkwardness that is the Timberwolves media day.
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Hollis-Jefferson had the best season of his career previous year, but he will be a restricted free agent next offseason and is not the best fit in Kenny Atkinson's pace-and-space offense.
Butler has clashed with Towns and Wiggins as teammates, league sources said.
A first-round pick of the Bulls in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Marquette University, Butler has averaged 16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 43 playoff games, including 38 in Chicago and five with Minnesota.