Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor reacts to Jimmy Butler situation at owners’ meetings

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday night that Timberwolves ownership and team president Tom Thibodeau are at direct odds about what to do with Butler, who has a year left on his contract but met with team officials earlier in the week to discuss his future with the club.

With Butler set to become a free agent following the season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to him because they will have $38 million in salary cap space after buying out Luol Deng. If Thibodeau is destined to get fired at season's end, those familiar with this thinking say he'd rather do so reaching the playoffs for a second consecutive year with the benefit of Butler on the roster.

Retired former National Basketball Association champion (and current ESPN analyst) Stephen Jackson posted a video Wednesday shading Wiggins in the context of a controversial tweet that Wiggins' older brother Nick sent about Butler's trade request.

It's a double-edged sword for the Minnesota front office.

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Because of Thibodeau's uncertain long-term status with ownership, Taylor could have a different view on how to handle the trade request given the possibility that Butler could leave Minnesota in summer free agency without the Wolves getting back the kind of assets that would come with a trade.

Butler has clashed with Towns and Wiggins as teammates, league sources said.

The former Bulls forward, who was traded to the Timberwolves on Draft Night 2017, now reportedly has asked for a trade to either the Clippers, Knicks, or Nets.

Of course, he's going to be disappointed that his team's best player is requesting a trade, but it's unclear what he plans to do to rectify the situation.

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