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  • Jimmy Butler trade might (eventually) help Wolves on offense, too

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The most obvious small sample size gains so far from the Wolves’ trade of Jimmy Butler to the 76ers, which brought Robert Covington and Dario Saric back primarily in return, has come on defense. Kent Youngblood will have a larger look at this Wednesday in print and online,..." November 20

  • Jimmy Butler on 76ers: 'With this group of guys, it is really easy'

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler is having fun again. The four-time All-Star made that clear after his first win in a 76ers uniform. "It's so fun to win. So much more fun to play with these guys," Butler said in an interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia after scoring 28 points on 12-of-15..." November 17

  • It Didn't Go Well For The Lawyers Trying To Get A New Derrick Rose Trial

    Deadspin "A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday for and against vacating a jury’s decision to find Derrick Rose and two of his friends not liable in a 2016 civil rape trial. A woman, going by Jane Doe, sued Rose as well as his friends Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton in federal court,..." November 16

  • Report: Heat offered Kelly Olynyk with Josh Richardson, first-rounder for Jimmy Butler

    Pro Basketball Talk "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said they “wasted some time” trying to convince Jimmy Butler to stay. Not only did they fail to persuade Butler… not only did they lose while dealing with the turmoil… they also passed on probably their best trade..." November 16

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Jimmy Butler demand led to 'negative environment,' Wolves owner says

    ESPN "Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor appears ready to move on from the Jimmy Butler drama that overshadowed the start of the season, saying he had spent "too much of my time on things that were negative." In a series of interviews this week, Taylor..." November 15

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘I’m not one of the most important [players on the team]. I’m just a piece on this team’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler made the Timberwolves his team. He willed himself into being their best player despite having teammates with more talent and physical skills. He took a leadership position by talking over everyone (for better or worse). He even asked for top-contract status with..." November 14

  • NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Tried Trading Jimmy Butler For This Star

    NESN "It seemingly was a foregone conclusion that Jimmy Butler was not going to last in Minnesota this season. The only question was, who would the Timberwolves choose to dance with in a trade for the four-time All-Star? The T-Wolves reportedly received offers from both the New..." November 14

  • Fred Hoiberg, Ryan Saunders Could Be Targets For Wolves If Tom Thibodeau Isn't Retained

    Real GM Basketball "The future of Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves is uncertain as they move into a new phase without Jimmy Butler. The Wolves were the No. 8 seed last season. " November 14

  • Jimmy Butler Says He Isn't a Problem Unless His Teammates Are 'Fake'

    Complex "Jimmy Butler's introductory press conference with the Sixers on Tuesday didn't touch very much on how he exited the Timberwolves: It was by fiat, when he told coach Tom Thibodeau and owner Glen Taylor he wasn't re-signing next summer as a free..." November 13

  • Tom Thibodeau Says The Wolves ‘Had To Be Patient’ In Making A Jimmy Butler Trade

    Uproxx "Two days after word broke that Jimmy Butler would be on the move to Philadelphia, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau addressed the media on Monday concerning the decision to send his best player elsewhere. Given the backdrop of..." November 13

  • Jimmy Butler Was Ready To Start Sitting Indefinitely

    Real GM Basketball "Jimmy Butler played in Friday's game with the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Sacramento Kings, but he viewed it as a "fork in the road" and was prepared to begin sitting indefinitely if the franchise didn't fulfill his trade request. The Wolves were informed that..." November 13

  • Timberwolves' final three offers revealed

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 12

  • 76ers Acquire Four-Time All-Star Jimmy Butler

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has acquired four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Philadelphia also received Justin Patton in the deal, while Minnesota received Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario..." November 12

  • Towns On Butler: “I Think He’ll Be Missed”

    Hoops Rumors "Although Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns both downplayed the idea, there was a sense that a frayed relationship between the two Timberwolves stars contributed significantly to Butler’s desire to leave Minnesota. Now that Butler is heading to Philadelphia, there’s no need for the..." November 12

  • NBA Rumors: Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden Firings Possible After Jimmy Butler Deal

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves are in disarray, and it could lead to significant changes in front office personnel following the trade of Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor considered..." November 11

  • Jimmy Butler Might Be Harming His Reputation With Locker Room Incidents

    Uproxx "Jimmy Butler is now a member of the 76ers and it’s almost everything he wanted. The former Timberwolves star demanded a trade out of Minnesota and a large part of why he was eventually traded had to do with locker room issues. Butler is a bonafide star and one of the NBA’s..." November 11

  • Report: Wolves talked to Pels, Wizards about Butler

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 11

  • Simmons, Embiid confident Butler will fit in with 76ers

    ESPN "Caught off guard by the Philadelphia 76ers' blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, All-Star center Joel Embiid got in touch with two of the Minnesota Timberwolves' young stars to seek their opinions on his new teammate. While Butler's final months in Minnesota were far from..." November 11

  • Joel Embiid Talked to Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins About Jimmy Butler

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers swung a major trade Saturday, acquiring Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. Sixers center Joel Embiid then told reporters he contacted the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony..." November 11

  • Jimmy Butler on playing 41 minutes: 'That s--- has to stop'

    Yahoo! Sports "Jimmy Butler is not happy in Minnesota. That’s not breaking news. So Butler, in an attempt to force his way out of Minnesota, is on a mission to make his situation with the Timberwolves as untenable as possible. And one of his go-to tactics has been the unnecessarily inflammatory..." November 10

  • Wizards were heavily talked about amidst Jimmy Butler rumors

    Clutch Points "Before Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Washington Wizards were aggressively trying to acquire the four-time All-Star from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. The Wizards have..." November 10

  • Jimmy Butler trade won't heal relationship between Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves ownership

    Sporting News "The rift between Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves that developed over the bizarre last 94 games has finally been torn asunder. Butler will land in Philadelphia, prepared to commit to the up-and-coming Sixers the way he would not in Minnesota. The haul for the Wolves is a good one...." November 10

  • Butler, 76ers expect to reach deal on long-term contract

    The Score "Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers "fully expect" to reach an agreement on a long-term contract this coming summer, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Sixers reportedly acquired Butler on Saturday for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, and a second-round..." November 10

  • Timberwolves’ winless road trip reportedly spurred Jimmy Butler trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler’s situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves came to a head Friday night, according to reports. On Friday night, the Timberwolves concluded a five-game road trip with a 121-110 loss to the Sacramento Kings, ensuring an 0-5 record on the trip. That apparently was..." November 10

  • 76ers finalizing trade to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a four-player trade, according to Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. November 10

  • Wolves Plan To Keep Occasionally Resting Butler

    Hoops Rumors "Jimmy Butler is expected to play for the Timberwolves tonight in Sacramento, but the team will continue to mix in occasional games of “scheduled rest” for the All-NBA swingman going forward as part of a jointly agreed-upon plan, league sources tell Marc Stein of The..." November 09

  • Frustrated Jimmy Butler sounds off on Minnesota Timberwolves' poor start

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler’s frustration surfaced again as he gave a frank assessment of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ growing problems after the team fell to 4-8 with defeat at the Los Angeles Lakers. Butler, who tried to accelerate a move away from the team ahead of the season and may..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • The Timberwolves Handling of Jimmy Butler is Petty And Shows What a Complete Joke They Are

    The Big Lead "Jimmy Butler is still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and nobody associated with the team is in a good position because of it. The Timberwolves are still trying to prove to the world they have the leverage, yet their leverage in now dwindling and their rank..." November 08

  • Amid Dysfunction, Wolves Bench Has Been Source of Stability

    Canis Hoopus "There have been plenty of aspects of Tom Thibodeau coached teams that have been notoriously scrutinized, both in Chicago and Minnesota. One that sticks out ahead of most has been the limited amount of minutes that he has given bench players. In Minnesota, not only has he..." November 07

  • Josh Richardson for Jimmy Butler no longer makes any sense for Miami Heat

    Hot Hot Hoops "It’s not longer on the table...at least in my mind that is. The Jimmy Butler trade talk has been silenced recently. But at one point, the Miami Heat and Pat Riley may have had Josh Richardsonas a part of a trade package to acquire Jimmy Butler. But..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Timberwolves want to trade Jimmy Butler anywhere but Rockets

    Clutch Points "NBA Timberwolves want to trade Jimmy Butler anywhere but Rockets by  Simon Hannig November 6, 2018 Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler made headline news before the start of the season after demanding a trade out of..." November 07

  • Jimmy Butler chartered jet so Tyus Jones could attend brother’s Duke game

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler did something pretty cool to help out one of his teammates. Butler heard his Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Tyus Jones talking about wanting to watch his brother Tre’s first college basketball game with Duke. So Butler chartered a jet to take them to Indianapolis..." November 07

  • Wolves 'hell-bent' on moving Gorgui Dieng in any deal involving Jimmy Butler

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are "hell-bent" on moving Gorgui Dieng's contract in any potential deal involving disgruntled forward Jimmy Butler, according to a report from Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Deng signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension with the..." November 06

  • Jimmy Butler Drama Continuing to Take a Toll on Lifeless Minnesota Timberwolves

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler may not be on the court much as his trade-demand saga plays out, but he's present. Sort of. The four-time All-Star didn't suit up for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night in Portland. It was the second of the Wolves' past three games that Butler missed..." November 06

  • Report: Jimmy Butler Expected to Play vs. Clippers Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler's hiatus will reportedly be just one game. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Butler "is expected to be available" for Monday's contest against the Los Angeles Clippers after missing Sunday's 30-point loss to..." November 05

  • Jimmy Butler says he’s not a distraction, may miss one of next two games

    Pro Basketball Talk "After winning a couple of games in a row and feeling better about themselves, the Timberwolves ran headfirst into the brick wall that is the Golden State Warriors Friday night. That 116-99 loss was a reminder of the reality for Minnesota on the court. The reality of its..." November 05

  • Report: Rockets still in pursuit of Jimmy Butler

    247 Sports "Despite the lack of traction on a potential deal, the Houston Rockets remain determined to try to trade for disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler, according to a report from Kelly Iko of The Athletic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski..." November 05

  • Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler to sit out vs. Blazers on Sunday night

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Butler will sit out when the Minnesota Timberwolves face off against the Trail Blazers in Portland on Sunday night, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.  Butler played in Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors after sitting out a game earlier in the..." November 04

  • Butler on Wolves teammates: 'I love these mother------s'

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports that he doesn’t give an “expletive” about what other people think and that he will continue to give his all as long as he plays for the team. “I don’t give a [expletive]..." November 03

  • Wolves' Jimmy Butler joins Warriors fans by waving a towel on the bench during Minnesota loss

    CBS Sports "Minnesota might not be having a good time with Jimmy Butler anymore, but Butler sure is having a good time trolling Minnesota. The Timberwolves star has been a headliner of the 2018-19 NBA season, thanks to his aggressive attempts to leave Minnesota just a year after Tom Thibodeau..." November 03

  • Jimmy Isn't Worried About Trade, Will Sit out Games 'Injury or Not'

    Bleacher Report "As the ongoing Jimmy Butler saga in Minnesota drags on, the four-time All-Star is going to continue taking a cautious approach as he awaits a trade, even if it means sitting out games. "I let them know," Butler said Friday, according to ESPN.com's Nick Friedell...." November 03

  • As the Jimmy Butler Saga Drags On, Karl-Anthony Towns Continues to Fade

    SI "As Klay Thompson splashed threes and Andrew Wiggins clanked jumpers in the Warriors 116–99 win on Friday night, Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns went silent, a footnote in another blowout at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Towns, who signed a five-year, $190 million extension with..." November 03

  • Derrick Rose pledges to continue building legacy: 'I'm making history'

    ESPN "Derrick Rose isn't looking for validation in the wake of his career-high 50-point game on Wednesday night for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He's looking to build on his complicated legacy each time he steps on the floor. "I'm making history right now," Rose told..." November 03

  • Derrick Rose leaves game vs. Warriors with left ankle soreness

    NBA.com "Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose played four minutes in the first half of Friday's contest against the Warriors before being ruled out at halftime with left ankle soreness. Rose was coming off a career game when he scored 50 points in Minnesota's win over Utah on..." November 03

  • Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Tom Thibodeau wasn’t ready for Jimmy Butler’s trade request

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many leaks around Jimmy Butler‘s trade request – whether from Butler or opposing teams – seemed to have the same agenda: Convince Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to step in and trade Butler more quickly and for less return than president-coach Tom Thibodeau..." November 02

  • How Will Wolves' Jimmy Butler Drama End? Execs Hint at a Kawhi/DeRozan-Type Swap

    Bleacher Report "Over a month has passed since news spread of Jimmy Butler's trade demand from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his next destination remains a mystery. The situation may play out in a number of ways, expected or unexpected. Butler has agreed to play for the team while..." November 02

  • Adam Silver stresses teams, players honor contracts amid Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler saga

    Clutch Points "Amid the Jimmy Butler-Minnesota Timberwolves trade drama, NBA commissioner Adam Silver stressed that teams and players should honor their respective contracts. As reported by Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Silver reflected on the trend which sees players — with at..." November 02