Age: 22 Height: 7-0 Weight: 244 lbs School: Kentucky
Jimmy Butler is still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, largely for reasons that are beyond the capacity of most rational NBA fans.
Butler continues to play with a team as they enter the beginning part of the season, although owner Glen Taylor
NBCSports.com’s Dan Feldman is grading every team’s offseason based on where the team stands now relative to its position entering the offseason. The Timberwolves won 47 games and ended a 13-year playoff drought last season, and their core group returns. Few teams can match the 1-2 star power of Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Wolves capped an eventful week Friday night with a lackluster 143-121 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in their preseason finale, a performance that Karl-Anthony Towns called "unacceptable."
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns dodged questions from the media on Friday morning when asked about teammate Jimmy Butler, according to Zone Coverage's Dane Moore. Whenever Butler was brought up, Towns answered questions with "I'm excited for tonight's game in Milwaukee," reports Moore. Butler reportedly called a players-only meeting on Thursday following his return to Timberwolves' practice on Wednesday.
Disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler’s emotional, profanity-laced tirade Wednesday was directed primarily at Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins – as well as members of the franchise’s front office – during an unexpected practice session appearance, sources told Yahoo Sports. Jimbo showed out,” one of Minnesota’s players told Yahoo Sports. It’s been three weeks since Butler requested a trade, and after multiple failed attempts by the organization to accommodate the four-time All-Star and four-time All-Defensive Team member, it all came to a head Wednesday.