The Los Angeles Clippers are not expected to have Jimmy Butler as one of their top-tier targets in free agency. Butler may not even be pursued at all by the Clippers.

The Clippers are known to prefer Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant for their 2019 free agency.

Butler was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Philadelphia 76ers in November. With the cost to acquire Butler and the ability to offer him an extra season, the 76ers are widely considered the frontrunners to re-sign him.

Butler has had strong ties to Los Angeles over the years.