The New York Knicks front office has been resistant to offer any “assets” in any transaction made throughout the NBA season, including any deals for Minnesota Timberwolves estranged swingman Jimmy Butler, who requested a trade during a Tuesday meeting in Los Angeles. Any package they could ready up, given their restrictions, would not be enough for president and coach Tom Thibodeau, as he will want more than the Knicks could realistically offer.

“Not enough for Minny,” one NBA executive said, according to Adam Zagoria of SNY. “Thibs wants to win now.”

Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry were in complete agreement during New York’s recent front office presser, noting the team wouldn’t cut corners and relinquish their assets (young players and future draft picks) in hopes to better this roster.

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Franchise unicorn Kristaps Porzingis is surely off the table in any trade talks, as is rookie sensation Kevin Knox, who the Knicks view as a potential catalyst.

Besides the two, New York has little to offer in exchange for an All-Star forward who was proved a perennial two-way player during his time in the league, making this a tough trade to swing with only days before the start of training camp.

The Knicks feel that if Butler’s interest remains, they could sign him as a free agent, which would also shave a beefy $50 million over a five-year span from his contract.