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Jimmy Butler And Kyrie Irving May Shake Up The League In 2019


As the sports world relishes on the news of LeBron James in Los Angeles, something almost just as big may be brewing up on the opposite end of the country.

According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Jimmy Butler is "fed up" with the T'Wolves roster, specifically the work ethic of guys like Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. He reportedly has no intention of signing an extension with the team.

Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, is the report of who Butler may be choosing in the future over his current teammates.

"As for Butler, a league source said that he also has no intentions of signing an extension with Minnesota, all but fed up with the nonchalant attitude of his younger teammates, specifically Karl-Anthony Towns," reports Joe Cowley of the Times. "A league source close to the situation told the Sun-Times on Tuesday that Kyrie Irving and former Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together," Cowley added. "Whether that means the Celtics try and acquire Butler this summer or the two simply wait a year, both opt out of their player options after the season, and join forces that way." He claims that Butler and Irving may squad up somewhere else other than the Celtics. "The two former Team USA Basketball teammates are looking for a destination to build an elite backcourt, whether that’s in Celtics green or elsewhere in the East."

So, if Irving and Butler do team up next summer, where might they go?

The New York Knicks have the cap-room and lure to ake it a reality. And while they still have a while to go until this can become possible, the Knicks have to be feeling some optimism... optimism they haven't felt in a long, long time.