Here in Kentucky, we all love Karl-Anthony Towns. But in the Minnesota Timberwolves locker room, not everyone feels the same way.
According to The Chicago Sun Times, Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota because he wants to get away from Towns. The two NBA All-Stars have only been together for one season, but that’s enough for Butler, who does not plan to sign an extension to stay with the Wolves.
He’s “fed up,” the report says:
As for Butler, a league source said that he also has no intentions of signing an extension with Minnesota, all but fed up with the nonchalant attitude of his younger teammates, specifically Karl-Anthony Towns.
“I just don’t think there have been many people that have understood how important winning is to me, man,’’ Butler told the Sun-Times in late April. “I just had a conversation about that very thing with somebody – not important who – but I put so much into this game and I only play to win. I don’t play for any individual stats or accolades, any of that. And at times I get lost in how everybody is not built the way that I’m built. (Chicago Sun Times)
Butler hopes to join forces with Kyrie Irving on an Eastern Conference team in the near future. As for Towns, he will be hearing from the Timberwolves front office about a max contract very soon. There were rumors Butler would also get a max offer, but it sounds like one of the two gotta go — and the safe bet is that it’ll be Butler.