Home Sport Jimmy Butler says he'll probably be one of Wolves' next two games

Jimmy Butler says he'll probably be one of Wolves' next two games

OAKLAND, Calif. – Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler says it will be back to back this week.

Butler, who has come for a trade from the Timberwolves, sat out Wednesday's game because of general soreness and made it clear that he might decide to sit back in one of the team's next two games, as well. The Timberwolves play at the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night at the LA Clippers on Monday night.

"I let them know," Butler said after Friday's 116-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors. I do not know how to do it, I do not know how to do it tomorrow. "Obviously, I got to do some treatment along with a lot of other guys. But we'll see Sunday and Monday gets here."

Butler's name has swirled around trade talks for weeks, but Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau has not been able to find a deal to his liking. Butler, who missed on Oct. 20 game against the Dallas Mavericks for precautionary rest.

"I'm not worried about a deal," Butler said. "Injury or not, I got to take care of myself." I realize you have a job to do as an organization and I do not want to hurt you, I've been hurting every year now, so we're going to take things with caution. "

Butler said he would "see how his body feels" before making a decision.

"If all of this talk is not going on and I'm sat out because my body was sore, you would not be asking me things like that," Butler said.

Butler scored 21 points in 35 minutes in Friday's Loss, but the issues regarding his future continue to hover over everything the Timberwolves do.

Butler chafed during a back-and-forth when a reporter acknowledged that he was injured. The difference for Butler is public, and he has made a career out of trying to play through injuries; sitting out games for precautionary rest or soreness is a sharp contrast from what he has done in the past.

"I know it's true," Butler said when the reporter acknowledged the trade demand was factored into his injury status. If I'm going to sit out or not. If I'm going to sit out, you probably will not talk to me on the day and you can create a story around it with a lot of made-up stuff like ya'll normally do. "

,

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

The best years of a life: the trailer of Claude Lelouch's film unveiled

The best years of a life: the trailer of Claude Lelouch's film unveiled

MoTC introduces Government Cloud and Media Analytics services to the public sector

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), in partnership with Meeza and Media Analytics Service, has launched the Government Cloud Service, which adds both...

Rafa Benitez expects Miguel Almiron's season to be over, but a hamstring injury is not a long-term affair

Rafa Benitez is optimistic that Miguel Almiron will recover quickly from his thigh injury. The former MLS playmaker hobbled out...

Cake, Kiddos & Shiplap, oh my! See Joanna Gaines' cutest family moments on her 41st birthday

Instagram Lift your glass, finish your shiplap and bump into the birthday boy, Joanna Gaines!Today, the Fixer Upper Star and Home...

The Iraq summit brings rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran together

An Iraqi summit brought regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran together on Saturday, as part of a broader effort by Iraqi leaders to shape...