Jimmy Butler Rumors

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Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler
Position: G
Born: 09/14/89
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $18,696,918
Jeff Teague scored 23 points and Andrew Wiggins pitched in 20 points with another four 3-pointers, helping the Timberwolves match the NBA’s best 3-point shooting team with 15 makes apiece from long range. Minnesota took 27; Houston launched 41. “I tell everybody all the time, as long as you’re in rhythm, no matter if somebody’s in front of you or not, it’s a good shot for you because we think that you can make that,” Butler said after the Wolves shot 50 percent overall from the floor.
Jimmy Butler (12.0 ppg in this series) is dealing with a sore right wrist he refuses to discuss in addition to coming off of knee surgery. “Nobody really cares if you’re nicked up. If you put on that jersey and go out there and play, you’ve got to produce. You’ve got to do what they got you here to do. So 40, 50, 95, 100 [percent], I’m out there playing. Nobody cares if I’m nicked up or not.”
Storyline: Jimmy Butler Injury
As Sheldon Jack Bowen shared in a personal Facebook post (the details of which Butler’s agent, Bernie Lee, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports), he added Butler’s number to a fantasy basketball group chat as a practical joke of sorts. So game after game, week after week, Bowen and his friends surely wondered if and when Butler might chime in to discuss the latest fantasy action. Truth be told, it was the kind of creative prank that Butler could appreciate.
At the end of the NBA’s regular season, Bowen sent Butler a message on Twitter joking that he owed him a $20 league-entry fee. “@JimmyButler hey when you gave your number on sportscenter, I signed you up for my fantasy basketball league and you lost. You owe 20 dollars if you can pay that would be great. Let me know bruh”
After seeing the tweet, Butler coordinated with Lee to do much more than that. They sent the $20 along with a pair of signed, game-worn Jordan sneakers and a Butler jersey, with the prizes intended for this season’s fantasy league champion. “Pretty cool to see a athlete and agent generosity first hand,” Bowen wrote in his post that included a picture of the gifts. “Thank you Jimmy and Bernard Lee. You are beyond generous.”
That’s why coming to Minnesota was not just a preference for him, but perhaps a necessity. Familiar faces abound, from coaches Tom Thibodeau, Andy Greer, Ed Pinckney and Rick Brunson to teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. If it doesn’t work here, it will be hard for him to find a more comfortable environment. “I wanted to go somewhere I was familiar with coach,” Rose said last week. “Being here was the perfect position and situation where we have a young team. I believe they don’t know how good they are. I believe the city don’t know how good the team is. We can bring that excitement not only to the team, but to the city. It’s the perfect situation.”
Storyline: Rose-Thibodeau Dynamic