The Cavs are said to be pursuing a deal with the T-Wolves for All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler.
The Timberwolves are reportedly not willing to listen to any trade offers for Butler yet as they want to try and work things out with training camp only days away.
Thibodeau, who is also the president of basketball operations, has a big decision to make.
As much as Thibodeau might like Butler - Thibodeau coached Butler for four seasons with the Chicago Bulls and acquired him in June 2017 - Butler has no interest in being in Minnesota and Towns does.
Karl-Anthony Towns has cemented his status as the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves for the present and foreseeable future.
"The Lakers can't trade any of their recently signed free agents until winter, meaning they'd have to trade most of their young guys - including both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball - to get him now".
It appears the same can't be said about Butler, at least in Minnesota.
Despite the presence of Wolves point guards Jeff Teague (who the Cavs could also ask for in a trade) and Derrick Rose, Sexton would likely be the main piece in a trade for Butler.
Towns tweeted "5 More" to his Twitter page shortly after the deal was reported first by ESPN along with a highlight video of some of his best plays in a Wolves uniform. He has not missed a game in three seasons and averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks last season as the Wolves ended a 13-year playoff drought. A max contract has been on the table for Towns to accept for months, only for him to delay signing the deal. He could possibly do it if the Butler trade request is accomplished before the start of the new season. Players will have their photos taken in their uniforms and it could be awkward to see Butler having his picture taken when given his intentions to leave the team.
"So far, Pat Riley and Miami have been as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN".
"If he happens to go to NY, he might be able to influence Kyrie [Irving] to come there or another free agent".