While canoeing in Minnesota’s Lake Independence with ESPN’s Sam Alipour, Butler admitted that he “went about a lot of things the wrong way” in Chicago (starting at 1:51):
Why do you think the Bulls traded you?
Butler: “I probably went about a lot of things the wrong way. I probably did a lot of things that they didn’t like—like maybe the way I would talk to my peers or coaches.
“People don’t work as hard as I do, and they don’t expect the same things out of the game that I do.
“And that’s my fault. And I’ve learned from that.
“And I said from the beginning it was either gonna be me or the Fred Hoiberg route. And rightfully so, they took Fred. Good for them.”