The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly entered trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
All-Star forward Jimmy Butler has recently requested to be traded away from the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to a few reports, Butler listed the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks as his ideal landing spots. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers have now entered the conversation as a prospective trade partner, per ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Trading for a player as talented as Butler would be great for the Cavaliers. Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. His performance landed him a spot on the 2017-18 All-Star team.
The addition of Butler to this current roster may be a perfect fit. Pairing him alongside the rookie point guard Collin Sexton would create a deadly defensive duo. Butler and Sexton are two players who are gritty and willing to grind for everything. This unit could prove to be elite.
Another reason the Cavaliers should pursue Butler is the fact that, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, there’s a mutual interest with Kyrie Irving to team up. Cleveland could potentially be the landing spot for these two stars. With free rein to lead the team, there is no reason either of these players would have a problem with teaming up in this city.
Here, we will explore the five best trade proposals the Cleveland Cavaliers could offer for Jimmy Butler.