Former Tyler Junior College basketball player Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Per Charania, Butler has given Minnesota a list of teams with whom he’s open to signing an extension.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that those teams are the Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Clippers and the New York Knicks.
Last season was Butler’s first in Minnesota, and he averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
For his career, Butler is averaging 16.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
Butler spent the first six years of his career with the Chicago Bulls.
Butler has been an NBA All-Star the past four seasons, and in 2014-15, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player.
Butler is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
Butler visited Tyler on Sept. 8 as TJC renamed the lobby of Wagstaff Gymnasium after him, retired his jersey, inducted him into the Circle of Honor and gave him an honorary degree. Butler was also given a key to the city of Tyler and participated in the “Jimmy Butler TJC Promise Shootout” where high school basketball players were able to earn money for their respective school district.