Despite an unforeseen meniscus injury that has sidelined his for four-to-six weeks, Jimmy Butler remains nonchalant about his future, even if the Minnesota Timberwolves choose to bypass the opportunity to lock him down long-term this summer. The Wolves can re-negotiate the contract of their 6-foot-7 All-Star forward this summer, signing him to a longer deal and taking him off the market of a 2019 class that can see the likes of Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson as targets for several contenders. “Oh, I’m not worried about it,” Butler told NBA.com’s David Aldridge. “I mean, in the most humble way possible, if they don’t take care of me this summer, I think the summer after that, I’m’a end up playing somewhere.” “Let’s not worry about that. Look, money’s never the issue for me. If you win, that takes care of everything. That’s what I’m trying to do right now. When that presents itself, we’ll think about it and talk about it.” Butler has always been a fan of letting his play speak for itself, and after an experimental first few games of the season, the Marquette product got back to his bucket-getting ways, which have translated into his 22.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game in his first season in Minnesota.
Jimmy Butler not worried about a contract extension
Clutch Points | Feb 26