Its getting pretty ugly in Minnesota right now
First you had Jimmy Butler telling the team he wants out of Minnesota. He then gives them a 3 team list (Nets,Knicks,Clippers) that he'd be willing to sign an extension with at the end of this season that is really a one team list because he made it known that he really wants to end up on the Clippers and oh,can this get done before training camp starts next week because he doesn't plan on attending. You got the head coach/team president saying Butler's not on the trade block while the owner of the team is saying sure he's available,why don't you call me directly if you want to get a deal done. And to top it all off,as soon as Butler made his trade demands known,an unnamed team source let it be known that the team had information that Butler may have cheated with Karl Anthony-Town's girlfriend a few months back. This is like the NBA version of the Jerry Springer show.
I've been following this story from a Celtics perspective after all the rumors of Kyrie & Butler wanting to team up in NY next season and if Butler ends up with the Clippers, I doubt Kyrie follows him next offseason.
You know this really sucks for the Timberwolves,they go out last offseason and make a deal for one of the better two-way players in the NBA,who helped the team finish with their first winning record in 12 seasons and their first playoff appearence in 13 seasons. Now he's giving the team a one week deadline to get him out of there when the majority of the negativity surrounding the team this season came from his actions.
It also says much about Jimmy Butler who instead of wanting to join a contending team with other star players he'd rather go to a bad team with no expectations of contending anytime soon but has the cap space to pay Butler his max contract.
He's given the Wolves a deadline to deal him,we should see this week if they cater to his demands or not.