While we all know things between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler have been boiling up, we didn’t expect this. Butler is turning down an expensive long-term deal.
According to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Butler turned down a four-year extension in the $110 million range.
Wolfson added that Butler appreciated the offer but knew it made more sense financially to wait until next summer when he can cash in even more—barring serious injury.
This comes less than two weeks after Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Butler has no intentions of signing an extension with the organization because he “has been frustrated with the nonchalant attitudes of younger teammates—specifically Karl-Anthony Towns.”
So take it for what it is, he is saying it’s for financial reasons next summer.
It looks like the Wolves are worried though, and tried to lock him down a year early.