Report: Heat aggressively pursuing Jimmy Butler trade
Jimmy Butler trade talks are heating up, with one Eastern Conference team apparently looking to make a splash in the market.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Miami Heat have been “as aggressive as any team” in discussing a Butler trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
So far, Pat Riley and Miami have been as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN. Ownership still prefers to find a deal by early this week, sources said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2018
Indications are that the Butler situation is progressing quickly and may be resolved fairly soon. The guard wants to be traded, and ownership wants to move him on. The Heat have traditionally been aggressive in trying to land a star in recent years, but have failed to succeed. This could be their break if they can fend off a conference rival in trade talks.