Butler, 29, will be the subject of an intense recruitment in July free agency, which includes the possibility of six maximum contract slots among the four New York and Los Angeles teams. Butler has never been enamored with the idea of a big market, but rather with feeling that’s he’s surrounded with like-minded players who’ll give him a chance for annual postseason success.
September 22, 2018 | 9:58 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Minnesota owner Glen Taylor has made it clear to President/Coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden that Jimmy Butler’s on the trade block and Taylor wants the front office moving to find a deal. Taylor is pushing for a fast resolution.
Albert Nahmad: Wolves lock in Karl-Anthony Towns for the next 6 years. He can be a free agent again in the summer of 2024, as 9-year veteran at age 28, unless he signs an extension before that. If he meets the criteria, he will be eligible for a Designated Veteran Player Contract/Extension.
Bobby Marks: One other cap technicality re: Towns extension. Minnesota has now used their allotted 2 players allowed for the Designated Rookie Extension. Should not be an issue unless the T’wolves strike gold in the draft.
Karl-Anthony Towns: On September 22nd, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015.
September 22, 2018 | 9:28 pm EDT Update
Jon Krawczynski: In reporting with @Shams Charania, told KAT’s deal does include a trade kicker. Huge for the Wolves to lock him in.