Andrew Wiggins’ brother on Jimmy Butler demanding trade: ‘Hallelujah’
Seismic news sure to alter the NBA landscape surfaced on Wednesday with the report that Jimmy Butler has demanded a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, per reporting from Jon Krawcznyski and Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Less than one week before Timberwolves' training camp begins. After weeks of contemplating future in Minnesota, Butler informed Tom Thibodeau on Tuesday, sources said. https://t.co/0n882h9l1t
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2018
And it appears one individual somewhat tangentially related to the news is quite pleased with the development.
Nick Wiggins, the older brother of Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins, made it quite clear he’s taking the news quite well, taking to social to express as much in a since-deleted post that was captured by @World_Wide_Wob.
Andrew Wiggins’ brother!!!! pic.twitter.com/uyJHH9FtVy
— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) September 19, 2018
Nick Wiggins’ joyous reaction obviously does not speak for his brother, but given the whispers that Butler had significant issues with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, perhaps this is how the young Wolves star, not to mention Towns, may feel about the news as well.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has the latest on which teams Butler may be interested in joining.
Minnesota's Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources tell ESPN: The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. Those three teams have max cap space to sign Butler as a free agent in July.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 19, 2018
This is certainly not how the Wolves’ envisioned the celebrated acquisition of Butler ahead of last season. That said, perhaps it’s best for both Butler and the Timberwolves to part ways now and allow the team to regroup and the superstar to move on.