Pro Basketball Rumors (NBA/WNBA)
Starting in 2018, I will be merging both the NBA and WNBA rumors into one page. All past rumors content will remain on their original pages but going forward this page will be the home for both NBA and WNBA rumors. Soon, the news pages will follow suit.
Pro Basketball Rumors: September 23rd, 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavaliers making a push for T-Wolves G Jimmy Butler – Adrian Wojnarowski
This is not the first time that both Dan Gilbert and Glen Taylor have talked a trade with each other. Both owners were the minds of the Andrew Wiggins/Kevin Love trade back in 2014. Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor was vocal about the Butler drama as he wanted GM Scott Layden to try and trade Butler ASAP as now this is becoming nothing but drama for the team. The Clippers are still the most talked about team for a trade as that is where Butler really wants to land.
Pro Basketball Rumors: September 21st, 2018
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jimmy Butler may not report to T-Wolves Training Camp – The Athletic
The relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves continue to diminish away. The Timberwolves reported over the weekend that they are going to shoot down all trade offers and plan on working with Butler. Jimmy Butler demanded a trade from Minnesota 48-hours ago and listed the Los Angeles Clippers as his main team of interest of joining. Butler not showing to the team’s training camp on how serious he is about wanting out and not wanting anything to do with the organization. Stick with the site for more Jimmy Butler trade drama.
Phoenix Suns: The Suns spoke to Minnesota about guard Tyrus Jones – ESPN.com
Outside the Jimmy Butler drama, news out of Minnesota has the Suns asking Minnesota about guard Tyus Jones. The Suns are in much need of a point guard since they departed from Eric Bledsoe last season. The addition of Tyus Jones would benefit a whole lot as he would not surrender a lot of time since the Suns don’t have a promising #1 point guard on the roster. Should the T-Wolves trade Jones, it also means that Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague will get more minutes on the court.
Pro Basketball Rumors: September 19th, 2018
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jimmy Butler determined to play for the Clippers? – Adrian Wojnarowski
More developing in the Butler trade sweepstakes. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler feels more determined to land with the Los Angeles Clippers over any other team. The Los Angeles Clippers have the salary to bring in two-players on max contracts and reports are saying that Kawhi Leonard could be brought in next season and that second top player next to Butler. The Clippers have lost two top franchise players last season in Blake Griffin and Chris Paul so bringing back a core 1-2 in Leonard and Butler could get this team back into playoff-mode for the future.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jimmy Butler asks for a trade out of Minnesota – Jon Krawczynki
It is a shocking development in Minnesota. It was reported that Jimmy Butler went to Minnesota’s front office and said that he is interested in signing contract extension’s with three teams being the Clippers, Nets, and Knicks. There were rumors saying that Butler listed the Lakers as a possible destination but those were later shot down. Jimmy Butler should be moved relatively quick due to his top status. With Butler all than likely gone by the start of camp, you will be seeing Luol Deng open the season up as starting shooting guard for the T-Wolves.