Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
“I don’t think bully is a good word,” Butler told ESPN. “I tell it how it is. Whenever I was in college, I had [Marquette coach] Buzz Williams to tell me how it was. I didn’t have a bunch of McDonald’s All Americans like [Calipari] has. So, he can look at it a different way. “
Butler paused, perhaps to consider ending the conversation. But he couldn’t — and didn’t. “He can call me a bully, but when [Calipari] sees me, I’m gonna confront him about it,” Butler continued. “If I’m a bully, I’m gonna bully him, too. I’ll tell him how I feel, just like I’d tell anyone else. “I don’t care if he’s some big head coach. I’m not bullying nobody. I’m just keeping it real. Some of these guys aren’t used to it. When you have as much talent as [Karl] has had throughout his life, guys don’t keep it real with him. I do.”
Duane Rankin: Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders has found memories of Igor Kokoskov as Kokoskov coached under his late dad, Flip, in Detroit. Been in contact with him in recently during summer league. Called him a gentleman, great basketball offensive mind. Said he’s stolen ideas from him #Suns
Dane Moore: Taj Gibson: “My sense of urgency is at an all-time high. I’m out there trying to do whatever I can, just to help the team in any way or form I can. Because the goal is to win games, first. Then you’re thinking about playoffs.” Gibson is playing his best basketball of late.