Tom Thibodeau Coy on Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns Relationship Amid Rumors

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 11: Jimmy Butler #23 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrate after winning the game against the Denver Nuggets on April 11, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets 112-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Jimmy Butler’s long-term future with the Minnesota Timberwolves has come into question this summer as the result of his reported frustration with some inside the organization, but head coach Tom Thibodeau won’t address the matter publicly.

When asked about the relationship between Butler and center Karl-Anthony Towns, Thibodeau sidestepped the matter, per ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell, saying, ”We know how important both guys are to our team, so we’re just getting ready for next year.”

He also talked about the possibility of a Butler contract extension.

“We know how important Jimmy is to the team,” Thibodeau said, per Friedell. ”But we don’t talk about contract negotiations or anything like that, so just get ready for the season.”

         

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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July 10, 2018 at 05:26AM

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