For the past month, Jimmy Butler has made life hell for the Minnesota Timberwolves in an attempt to force a trade from the team. Not only did he cause a ruckus in his first practice earlier this year, but he would sit out back-to-back game because of “general soreness” and it seemed like he was actively trolling the team during games.
Last night the Wolves lost their fifth game in a row and decided to trade Butler to the Sixers in a blockbuster trade.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, coach Tom Thibodeau decided to pull the trigger after last night’s game because he felt he couldn’t win with Butler under the dysfunctional envirnoment caused by his maligned super star.
Considering the circumstances it seems like Thibs got a pretty decent haul for Butler.