Jimmy Butler may want to take his talents to South Beach.
Butler and his agent Bernie Lee have informed the Minnesota Timberwolves that the Miami Heat are his preferred trade destination, league sources told the New York Times' Marc Stein.
Miami has reportedly pursued a Butler trade aggressively since news broke that the four-time All-Star wants out of Minnesota. Butler is close friends with Heat legend Dwyane Wade.
Wednesday's report doesn't say if Butler would sign a long-term deal with the Heat beyond this season. Previous reports indicate the Texas native would prefer to land with the Los Angeles Clippers.
On Tuesday, it was suggested Butler is skeptical of Timberwolves president and head coach Tom Thibodeau's efforts to trade him.