Jimmy Butler has what is considered a team-friendly contract in this modern NBA, as he is slated to make only a little under $19 million next season.
Perhaps he can get an extra bump with some real estate savvy?
Butler, per the Chicago Tribune, purchased a River North mansion in the Windy City in 2015 for $4.3 million. Now that he's been traded to the Timberwolves, Butler has listed the property for $5 million (OK, really $4.95 million … it's good not to hit round numbers with property listings to avoid sticker shock).
The six-bedroom, 10,000-square foot mansion has "5½ baths, three fireplaces, an elevator, electric shades, a custom staircase, a 750-bottle wine cellar, a landscaped roof deck, a home theater, a workout room, two other outdoor spaces and an attached, three-car garage."
It's always good to have a custom staircase in your mansion, I always say, for times when you don't want to take the elevator.
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