Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves have finally seen eye-to-eye on at least one issue, per reports.
According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, the four-time All-Star and Wolves owner Glen Taylor have come to an understanding before the beginning of the regular season that will make all parties involved happy.
Taylor, after a meeting with Butler on Sunday, will reportedly continue to look for suitable trade destinations for Butler as soon as possible, and Butler will suit up for the Timberwolves this upcoming season and take the court until a trade occurs.
“Wolves owner Glen Taylor and Jimmy Butler “came to an agreement” Sunday that “Taylor will continue to work diligently to find a trade as soon as possible. Until that happens, Butler will be a good teammate and play as hard as he always does.”
The decision to continue to search for a place to trade Butler, while also expecting him to play for the Timberwolves in the meantime, is a move that is a win for everyone. Butler can try to improve his value, which is extremely important as he enters a contract year, Taylor and the Wolves won’t go without their All-Star shooting guard to begin the season, who could be even better than last year with a chip on his shoulder, and have a chance to get some early wins before eventually trading him, and fans in Minnesota will get to bid their final farewells to Butler before he’s traded.