Most of the shade has come from Chicago, where Butler was a four-time all-star, with former National Basketball Association player Antoine Walker also chiming to call Butler a "bad locker room guy" during an ESPN interview earlier this week. "But we've defined our direction". He spoke of the importance of earning the trust of his teammates with hard work and referenced his past trials and tribulations, which included he and his brother fending for themselves for a time when Dunn was nine years old and their mother was in and out of jail at times. Yes, they have Ricky Rubio but they are looking to trade him or even if the Wolves don't, they need a backup. "I think that's something (where) everyone can follow his lead just as far as how talented and tough he plays on both ends of the floor".
"You can't do the things hes done without a lot of talent", Thibodeau added. "It's a great fit for us, but it's a great fit for Jimmy as well".
Butler, 27, owns career averages of 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
"We're thrilled to have 'em", Paxson said. I'm just here to push them to the best of their abilities, and I know that they're gonna do that. "He has mine. We're going to be in this together". "We're not looking backwards". Big three, big whatever, let's get some big wins.
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With Wiggins and Towns having quality seasons past year for the club, a proven two-way star is exactly what they need to get on the path to the playoffs, and with the addition of Patton they now have a promising backup for Towns.
"Everybody is going to get exhausted of Thibs' voice every now and again", Butler said, smiling. "That bar is really, really high with the teams that are playing now, but I'm not going to say [the goal is] making the playoffs".
According to Albert Nahmad of HeatHoops.com, they have as much as 18,744,396 they can use in free agency. Thibodeau is confident that Butler's arrival along with the potential of the Timberwolves' young stars can make Minnesota an attractive destination for free agents, which has traditionally not been the case. When Derrick Rose got injured, we had no choice (but to play Butler more). "But I'm always in the gym right now, every day I'm trying to get in the gym so I don't have a bad year this year".