The Minnesota Timberwolves have had preliminary talks with the Chicago Bulls about a trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Wolves and Bulls held Butler talks last offseason as well centered on Kris Dunn.

The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly held talks with the Bulls last week on Butler before their trade with the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 pick. Boston also has interest in trading for Butler.

Butler can't become a free agent until 2019.