Unsurprisingly, potential trade partners – who already weren’t offering enough to satisfy Minnesota – didn’t rush to meet Thibodeau’s new demands. Not even close, apparently.
For now, Minnesota’s talks with teams around the NBA are mostly dormant, league sources told The Athletic.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Butler reached an agreement: Minnesota would continue to try to trade Butler, and Butler would be a good teammate and play hard.
But how long will this détente last if the Timberwolves aren’t making progress on a trade?