Even Kevin Garnett thinks the Jimmy Butler vs. Timberwolves standoff is a 's--- storm'
Former Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett weighs in on the Jimmy Butler situation
In an interview with Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Kevin Garnett called the Timberwolves' recent situation involving Jimmy Butler a "shit storm." Garnett, who proudly admits that the Wolves are forever in his blood, is hoping that the organization can move past the ugly situation that it finds itself in.
"I'm a T-Wolf for life, man," Garnett said. "I'm 'Sota for life. I've always wanted better for not only the city and the franchise, but Wigs, KAT, those are my guys. I root for those guys. Gorgui Dieng. Those are my guys. I'm just hoping they can get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same patch and figure it out. It's a shit storm up there."
In the interview, Garnett did admit that he lost his cool with his teammates and head coach at times in the past. However, the 15-time All-Star was trying to motivate his counterparts rather than just saying how much the team needs him as Butler did on Wednesday.
"You don't think that I went crazy sometimes? Man, I was a damn Tasmanian devil," Garnett told The Athletic. "I would say shit at [Kevin] McHale. I would say shit at Flip [Saunders]. But it was all to motivate all of us. We had a big game against Chicago and I'm just raising the level to what I'm expecting the next day to be like."
Butler even reportedly San Antonio Spurs.on Thursday in which several players voiced their opinions on the situation. However, the Timberwolves star guard made it clear that he . Minnesota is set to open up their regular-season slate on Oct. 17 when they take on the
The Timberwolves have entertained the idea of trading Butler, but talks with teams like the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat have broken down recently. For Miami, it with the Wolves about a deal for Butler, but it's been reported that Thibodeau's asking price is simply too high.
As things currently stand, the Timberwolveswith Butler still a member of the team.
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