• Jimmy Butler
    G, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jimmy Butler called a players-only meeting on Thursday where he aired his feelings about team management and his current situation while also reiterating to teammates that he would compete with them.

    It certainly sounds like Butler is going to begin the year in Minnesota, even after yesterday's insane reports from practice. One wonders how the other Wolves will feel about all that, even if Butler can quickly turn his fire towards opponents rather than his teammates, though the tone of the message was clear — Butler runs this show. As long as Butler is active he'll be a second-round fantasy value but this is going to be one of the strangest dynamics in recent memory.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter