Watch Now France vs Australia Stephen A.: Butler questions the heart of Towns and Wiggins | First Take


Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman dive into the reasons why Jimmy Butler wants to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves, including questioning head coach Tom Thibodeau, Karl Anthony-Towns, Andrew Wiggins and other teammates.

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  1. And you wonder why Jimmie Butler went off on the Coach and General Manager!!!! — HELLO —

    You have guys making millions, Two in particular and they take the NBA Season as though it’s Summer League or College!
    Oh man, I’m not feeling it tonight. I’m just going to coast, the other guys can carry me!
    Or, man I’m dropping 30 tonight, but the other guys are going to have to support me defending. I’m not going to do both!!!

    I guarantee you that’s they’re attitudes, and you know who I blame for that?
    Tibbs and the GM!!!!!

    There was a time in the league when you were held accountable for your actions!
    That’s Tibb’s job! He’s suppose to get in their grill when they’re underachieving! That’s his responsibility.

    Put yourself in JB’s place!
    I’m coming in as a professional. I run with the 3rd string. We beat/Embarrass the starters, ” Or At Least You’d Think They’d Take It That Way “, and then it gets out that they’re laughing about it like it’s nothing!

    So Butler leaves the gym totally frustrated saying, ” MAN, HERE WE GO AGAIN! THESE GUYS COULD CARE LESS ABOUT WINNING, AND NO ONE WANTS TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE “!

    I see his point clearly! Yeah, there may have been a better way about expressing how he felt, but from the info we all heard, Butler being frustrated, or pissed, yeah to me perfectly understandable!!!

    Problem is, there are no more Phil Jacksons, Hubie Browns, Larry Browns, and George Karl’s!!! At least Pat Riley still has a commanding influence for Miami in their front office.
    Those are guys who would get up in your grill as you walked off the floor!
    Embarrass you if need be in front of everyone if you weren’t doing g your job on the floor!
    Anyone remember what P.J. Carlisimo did to Letrell Sprewell which prompted Spree to grab PJ’s neck and choke him.?

    I’m not saying that coaches totally disrespected players back in the day, but back then accountability was huge, and if you weren’t playing up to your potential, you were approached and dealt with accordingly…

    Players that don’t get it, especially making the money they do need to get called out and corrected! That’s Tibb’s job, and why he won’t have one after this season.

    Last point, : Look at Wiggins for instance. LeBron and Cleveland wanted No Parts Of Him!
    Lackadaisical effort. Plays only when he wants too. Doesn’t show any grit, fire, will or determination when he’s out there, even in playoff games!
    I’ve watched him for a couple of years now, and it seems like he’s one of those guys that say, hey, I’m getting mine regardless of wether I play hard or not. My stuff’s guaranteed!
    It no wonder Butler wants out of there!

  2. Butler is a locker room cancer. Get jimmy up outta here for a role player and the wolves will win 50 games. Jimmy is making himself out to be in the right. 100% on the twolves side

  3. Tibbs is gone at the end of season that’s if he makes it that far. Hoping Jimmy gets his trade, was sorry to see him get traded from the Bulls was hoping he would of went to better tean from the Bulls. To bad Danny Ainge didn’t make a deal with the Bulls.

    GOOD LUCK JIMMY HOPE YOU GET YOUR TRADE

  4. The funny thing is Jimmy Butler thinks he’s going to be a billionaire owner and two players on max contracts in negotiations. Jimmy isn’t the team captain, KAT and Wiggins are because they are paid like the captains.

  5. Hes conducting that way to force a trade. If he doesnt get traded he loses out on 50 million dollars. Its always about the money.

  6. Wiggins potential and what they invested in him (Kevin Love and more) is the leverage he used to get the max. That’s just the way contracts work and everyone wants to be paid the max deal unless they are champions.

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