Butler mentioned specific teams he'd like to be sent to, but Thibodeau said he was clear in telling his star player that he'd have to do what was best for the team, regardless of Butler's wishes.
President/head coach Tom Thibodeau has been resistant to the idea of trading Butler, but now that he must, it's very likely he will be very selective with incoming offers.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) looks to get around Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) in the first half in Game 3 of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The Heat's media day is Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, to be followed by Tuesday's start of training camp at Florida Atlantic University at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid
It's an incredibly cool image, but it's just the first of what JAXA hopes will be lots of snapshots of asteroid, called Ryugu. The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid.
Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden - who brought his cellphone to the podium just in case he received any important calls or texts involving Butler - distanced themselves from reports that they aren't on the same page with Taylor concerning Butler.
In that deal, the Timberwolves acquired Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, who got Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexy Shved from Minnesota and a 2015 first-round pick from the Cavaliers.
Butler, 29, is playing on the previous year of a contract that will pay him almost $20 million next season and has made it clear he does not intend to re-sign with Minnesota.
"It makes too much sense for them not to", he said.