Did you honestly think Jimmy Butler could go 24 hours without making headlines? If you did, then shame on you.
According to Shams Charania, Butler held a players only meeting today where he expressed his concerns and feelings about management, but also hinted that he would be with Minnesota for the start of the regular season.
Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler called a players-only meeting today, airing his feelings toward situation and management, per league sources. Butler expressed to players he would compete with them, as signs pointing to him staying with the franchise into the regular season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2018
Why couldn't he have just been like this from the start?
Though it will go down in NBA history, did we really have to go through yesterday's ordeal?
Unlike yesterday, however, several of Butler's teammates communicated during the meeting per Shams.
Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Several players spoke up in players-only meeting, but Butler led it, made known his issues with management. His message was similar to one he displayed Wednesday: I run this. He's far too competitive to sit real games. https://t.co/Cwo8OCFY8m— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2018
Has there ever been a more up-and-down NBA player? He made practice miserable yesterday for Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and was borderline out of control. Today, he's communicating his feelings with the same teammates he came at.
Regardless, we are getting closer and closer to Jimmy starting the NBA regular season in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform, a reality many didn't believe were possible two weeks ago.