ORIGINAL: David Levine
I wonder if this went like his sit-down with Wiggins where Andrew promised to play harder? Its amazing Taylor has made it to where he has when all his instincts are to bury his head in the sand whenever there is conflict.
All of the negative energy, the salacious headlines and the mixed messages surrounding the Timberwolves prompted Glen Taylor and his wife, Becky, to hit the road early on Sunday morning for a 90-minute drive to the Twin Cities.
Three days before the start of the regular season, Taylor met with his disgruntled All-Star before practice, searching for some sort of understanding to calm the noise that has drowned out any sense of excitement for the upcoming season. In the meeting, Taylor and Butler came to an agreement, sources said: 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.
There may have been some sort of accord reached, but the situation is “fluid,” as Thibodeau likes to call it and could change at a moment’s notice. One thing was certain: Butler wasn’t walking anything back. Speaking carefully, and occasionally coyly, to avoid breaking any league rules about publicly discussing trade requests, Butler said there has been no change in his stance and no second thoughts about how he has handled things.
Please sell the team.
“I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head.”