Report: Butler 'fed up' with younger teammates, especially KAT
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler is "fed up" with the attitude of his younger teammates, and he takes particular exception to Karl-Anthony Towns, a league source told Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
“I just don’t think there have been many people that have understood how important winning is to me," Butler told Cowley in mid-April. “I don’t play for any individual stats or accolades, any of that. And at times I get lost in how everybody is not built the way that I’m built."
Earlier in July, it was reported that Butler didn't appreciate Andrew Wiggins' lack of work ethic and his lackadaisical approach to defense, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News.
Both Cowley and Deveney wrote that Butler's issues with his young teammates could affect his willingness to sign an extension this summer. Cowley also reported that Butler wants to team up with Kyrie Irving in the future.
Minnesota added Butler last summer in a blockbuster deal prior to the draft. He played 59 games and led the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance in 13 years.