To any Timberwolves fans who unbuckled their seatbelt: What the hell are you doing?
Strap back in, Evel Knievel. This Jimmy Butler related roller-coaster is far from over:
*Takes deep breath. Clears Throat*
The above Wednesday morning Tweet was brought to us by the Athletic’s Shams Charnia.
Now, obviously, considering where he’s working, Charania is damn good at his job. He’s kind of like the Kevin Durant of NBA insiders. The guy gets buckets.
With that being said, if Shams is KD, the artist commonly known as “Woj” is LeBron:
In contradictory fashion to what was initially reported by his biggest competitor, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suggested that Butler will be ready to rock and roll against the Warriors.
Woj’s indications that Jimmy, rather than sit out six weeks, would rejoin the Wolves for their face-off against the champs was reiterated by Butler himself:
There you have it, folks. As long as he’s still on the roster, you can fully expect for Jimmy Butler to rejoin the lineup for Friday’s contest.
Phew. What a rush, am I right?
Wednesday’s sudden, stomach dropping turn of events felt like that part of the Wild Thing where it curves and starts booking it back West.
When it’s all said and done, it doesn’t take an Adrian Wojnarowski type brain to determine that trading Jimmy Butler is in Minnesota’s best interest.
However, the if he’s on the roster, he’s playing adage is a mindset in which, thankfully, Jimmy Butler seems to concur.
I mean, the most entertaining aspect of this entire ride has been watching Mr. Buckets ball out during his first half-dozen contests.
Whenever that man’s shoes touch the court, his trade stock starts climbing like: