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Jimmy Butler Turns Down Minnesota Timberwolves Extension Offer

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Darren Wolfson of KSTP says Butler will wait to make more money next summer.

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All-Star guard Jimmy Butler has turned down a contract extension offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson of Minneapolis TV station KSTP. The Wolves offered Butler $110 million over four years.

Though unusual, Butler’s decision was not unexpected. Chicago-Sun Times reporter Joe Cowley has suggested that the guard is on the outs with teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and would prefer to join forces with Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

Butler averaged 22.2 points, 4.9 assists, and 5.3 rebounds for the Timberwolves last season. The final year of his current contract will pay him $20.4 million.