There is no secret that Jimmy Butler isn’t exactly pleased with Timberwolves management and his fellow NBA All-Star teammate Karl Anthony-Towns.
Throw in the fact that he turned down a four-year extension this summer and can opt out of the final year of his contract next summer and you have a very interesting situation brewing in the twin cities.
This news makes it even more interesting…
Sources: Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has begun to seriously contemplate his future with the franchise. Our @JonKrawczynski reports Butler and Thibodeau will meet on Monday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2018
The T’Wolves can obviously offer Butler more than any other team, five years and $187 million as compared to four years and $139 million to be exact, but Butler is a passionate player and if he is not happy with the effort around him or the situation he wouldn’t mind giving up some extra salary in order to play somewhere.
Unless the meeting is a train wreck, I am sure Butler will start the season as a Timberwolves player, but if they struggle or the situation doesn’t clearly improve in the first few months of the season, he could and should be the best asset available on the trade block come February.