Jimmy Butler is most interested in a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, according to sources.

Butler likes the Clippers' odds of signing a second superstar during the 2019 offseason as they have two max contract slots. Sources say the Clippers are emerging as the frontrunner to sign Kawhi Leonard.

Butler informed Tom Thibodeau he would prefer a trade and plans to leave in free agency. Butler has also prioritized the New York Knicks over the Brooklyn Nets.

Butler is downplaying his fractured relationship with Towns as a reason for wanting a trade, league sources said.