Jimmy Butler could reportedly be a no-show when the Minnesota Timberwolves open training camp on Sept. 25.
According to The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski, "there remains a real possibility that he will not report to training camp next week if a trade has not been consummated."
At the same time, Butler informed the Timberwolves he has three preferred destinations, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski: the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers.
On Friday, Wojnarowski reported teams who have called the Timberwolves about a possible deal for Butler "are getting their inquiries rebuffed" and have learned the team does not intend to trade him.
However, Wojnarwoski noted it's not a sure bet Butler won't be traded since owner Glen Taylor "has become fully engaged in the decision-making process on a potential Butler trade and is far more open to the idea of orchestrating a deal than president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden."
Butler, a four-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA selection, is in the final year of his contract and is reportedly eyeing a five-year, $190 million deal if he is moved to one of the clubs he has highlighted as a fit.