One would think Minnesota's first postseason appearance in 14 years would be a cause for exciting optimism. Unfortunately for Tom Thibodeau, that's not the case.
That’s the message Thibodeau’s stubbornness is conveying. Jimmy Butler is still not at Timberwolves training camp, which is actually odd despite Butler making his well-publicized desire to be traded just a week before training camp opened. This is not the normal outcome from a star’s trade request, which helps remind us this is no ordinary trade request.
Most players under contract show up for media day and training camp even if they have asked to be dealt. Most recent stars who have gone...
As Minnesota continues to deal with the fallout from Butler's trade request, Thibodeau is doing what he's always done: staying in the moment.