Report: Jimmy Butler seriously considering Timberwolves future
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler could be on his way out of Minnesota.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Butler is beginning to “seriously contemplate his future” with Minnesota, and is set to meet with president and head coach Tom Thibodeau this week.
Sources: Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has begun to seriously contemplate his future with the franchise. Our @JonKrawczynski reports Butler and Thibodeau will meet on Monday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2018
A divorce between Butler and the Timberwolves feels inevitable. He has dropped some hints that he’d be happy to move elsewhere, and he can opt out of his contract at the end of the upcoming season. It may be in Minnesota’s best interest to deal with that now to eliminate the uncertainty ahead of the new season, especially if, as reported, there are some issues between Butler and teammates.