Date and Time: October 3rd, 2018 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center
TV: NBA TV (US)
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Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves are on a disagreement. And this gives the Clippers the perfect window to move, if they decide to do so. This could be harmful for the Wolves but exactly how harmful is something we can’t say for sure.
Basically, Tom Thibodeau is pretty much the only person in the Timberwolves that wants Butler to stay. The reason might be their father-son kind of relationship. Butler started a beef last season when he blamed Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins for the loss against the Houston Rockets. The beef is still going on. Butler blames the inexperience of the team put together by Thibodeau.
These troubles might mean more than just a few financial setbacks or re-signing of a star player. They might mean serious damage to the Timberwolves’ support structure. However, actually keeping Butler might mean something even more serious. In internal row is like a fault that will put players against each other, seriously giving the enemy a huge advantage in any game. The Timberwolves need to sort things out.
In other news, specifically trade news, the Los Angeles Clippers have a dilemma in front of them. Do they acquire Jimmy Butler for a few years by giving up their assets? Or do they wait and let things happen at their natural pace and expect that Butler joins the fray next summer? These are big questions. The Clippers front office is under a lot of scrunity as well in regard to these.
But that aside, the Clippers already have a strong roster. The experience players in the LA Clippers team will make sure that if there’s a fault to take advantage of, they will do it. The Timberwolves are weaker due to their internal struggles and the Clippers might actually have an easy win due to that fact.