He reportedly has a list of 1-3 teams where he'd be willing to sign an extension, and the Sixers are not one of them.
It looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler might be destined for divorce earlier than most would have predicted.
The Knicks may not be interested in trading for Butler, based on statements made by general manager Steve Mills on Monday.
It comes at a tough time for Minnesota, just one week until the team begin their training camp.More news: Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as US weighs military base
Butler arrived in Minnesota in a 2017 draft day trade with the Chicago Bulls for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the the No. 7 pick that turned out to be forward Lauri Markkanen.
The Clippers would nearly undoubtedly have to part ways with 2018 first-round pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is an extremely promising point guard with a massive ceiling.
From the Timberwolves' perspective, the 22-year-old Russell is an appealing player because he's on the same developmental track as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
And it worked! Even though Butler was available for only 59 games, the Timberwolves clinched a playoff spot on the last night of the regular season, and they avoided a sweep before the Houston Rockets eliminated them in the quarterfinals.