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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