For what it’s worth, this would be the most likely scenario for a trade for Jimmy Butler by the Nets. Bryan Kalbrosky of Hoops Hype wrote that this would be the likeliest foundation for a potential Timberwolves-Brooklyn trade involving Butler.
The Timberwolves have been high on LeVert in the past and he has two years remaining on his rookie deal, while Carroll makes the money work with the $15.4 million he has due in the final year of his contract.
Levert could plug into the 2 spot for Minnesota, where the depth chart behind Butler shows former MVP Derrick Rose (a shell of the player he once was), first-round Josh Okogie (not ready for prime time) and marginal roster filler guys Jared Terrell and C.J. Williams.
Carroll would also give the Timberwolves some defensive flexibility at the 3 behind Andrew Wiggins, who is not known as a lockdown defender … or much of a defender at all, to be honest.
The ESPN Trade Machine shows this trade as a nine-win increase for Brooklyn and a nine-loss dip for Minnesota.