In an offseason filled with turmoil and drama for the Minnesota Timberwolves, everything skyrocketed to an even more chaotic level on Friday night.
Following a reported Jimmy Butler’s trade request on Wednesday and subsequent reports that coach Tom Thibodeau refused to move his star guard, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb about the level of dysfunction in Minnesota’s front office.
Story filed to ESPN: As Minnesota’s front office tells inquiring rivals that team has no plans to trade Jimmy Butler, owner Glen Taylor had a different message at NBA’s Board of Governors meetings: Butler is available and owners/GM’s should contact Taylor himself if necessary.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 21, 2018
Conflicting messages out of Minnesota about whether the team is willing to trade Butler or not, were thrown for a loop with Wojnarowski’s report that team owner Glen Taylor is ready to trade the All-Star guard.
In a story filled with non-stop drama, Twitter immediately reacted to the latest chapter in a story that continues to indicate an organization in complete dysfunction.
— Chart Davidson – Crypto Ren of Coinverse (@ChartDavidson) September 21, 2018
All of us Wolves fans right now.. pic.twitter.com/unqAMgm5in
— Jordan Brown (@JBrown507) September 21, 2018
The T-Wolves are just the Knicks with a Fargo accent. https://t.co/X9bMdRHoqF
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) September 21, 2018