On the day Timberwolves’ star big-man Karl-Anthony Towns agreed to his $190M super-max to stay in Minnesota, the internet was lit on fire with rumors of teammate Jimmy Butler potentially on the move. Minnesota’s ownership has been clear on their intentions of shopping Butler, and Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe has an idea for a new home.
Bledsoe liked a comment that hinted at Jimmy Butler joining him in Milwaukee, adding to a growing list of players who’ve recruited free agents in the offseason.
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The Bucks finished last year with a 44–38 record, good for 7th in the East, only to lose in 7 games to the Boston Celtics. Adding a player as dynamic as Butler to a roster that already has who some consider to be the best young player in the NBA–Giannis Antetokounmpo–would certainly spice up an Eastern Conference without Lebron James.
Offshore Sportsbooks have the Bucks lined at 47.5 games, meaning they’d have to win 3 more games than last season to cash an “Over” bet. My money’s not going anywhere near this team until newly-hired Head Coach Mike Budenholzer shows me he knows what he’s doing. Minnesota went just 18-26 against the spread on the road last season, a mark that’s typical of young teams on the highway.
The Heat and the Cavaliers are also aggressively pursuing a Jimmy Butler trade.