LeBron James may be getting a new teammate, and the latest rumors related to Jimmy Butler say it all.
King James will be playing with the Los Angeles Lakers in the next four seasons, and Jimmy Butler is probably leaving Minnesota next year. Well, that’s what source say.
The 28-year-old basketball player will enter free agency at the end of the 2018/19 season. This will happen only if the Timberwolves can’t find a way to engage him in a new deal.
The former Chicago Bulls star may leave the chance, and every single rumor supports this. Is Butler really leaving Minnesota?
Butler could be aiming towards a game in Los Angeles, and the upcoming season will be represent a career-changing point for the player. “Per a source close to Butler, he’s open to the idea of moving on from the Timberwolves to play alongside James in Los Angeles,” reports confirm.
DeMarcus Cousins is also an option for the Los Angeles Lakers, but Butler seems to be a better one. Let’s not forget that Cousins suffered an injury.
The new deal of LeBron James is increasing the Lakers’ chances of getting to the NBA Finals next season. The king of basketball left Cleveland to sign a four-year contract with the Lakers.
Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker may land in Los Angeles, too. But, Butler’s chances are much bigger than theirs. “Jimmy Butler may be unhappy in Minnesota, and although adding him at the deadline creates a risk he’ll bounce after opting out of his deal, it’s possible Portland is ready to gamble,” Grant Hughes said.
“Ideally, the Blazers could build a package around Evan Turner and a first-round pick, but that’ll only work if Butler makes it perfectly clear he’s not going to re-sign with the Wolves. If that’s how it plays out, Minnesota’s expected return craters, and the allure of a first-rounder might be too hard to resist,” he added.
Well, we can only wait until next year. Maybe Butler will make an announcement by the end of the year.