With a trade imminent, it’s fun to look back at the one season that felt like five with Jimmy Butler as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Remember back to the good times like when we traded for Butler and he was an absolute G and announced his phone number at the press conference? Jimmy Buckets stock was soaring at an all-time high, couldn’t buy enough of it.
Yes he was a key part of our team this past season. He was an all-star and helped us get to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett won the MVP award in 2004. That isn’t forgotten in all this.
I don’t watch a ton of basketball, that’s pretty well known around here. More of a Wild guy. But when I watched a game last spring, there was something I found bothersome…
Wait, so Jimmy Buckets does this hero ball bullshit every game?
— Bat Flip Sports (@BatFlipSports) April 16, 2018
Jimmy Butler iso basketball at the end of the game did not look good to me.
So now we are here. Butler is seemingly unhappy and wants out of Minnesota. He will probably be traded within a couple days. So be it. Once the reports were coming in that him and Towns were having troubles, it was game over. This state loves KAT. Probably the most loved basketball player we’ve had in this state outside of KG, Maya Moore and Lindsey Whalen.
So when it sounds like you’re starting to stir shit up with him? Yeah that’s a quick way to lose fans here.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Jimbo. Maybe take Thibs with ya?