Jimmy Butler on Heavy Minutes Load: ‘That S*** Has to Stop’

by November 10, 2018
Jimmy Butler

In case you needed another hint, Jimmy Butler is fed up with the Timberwolves organization. From strolling into practice and scolding young teammates Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins to screaming at General Manager Scott Layden, “You f****** need me,” it’s been clear for a while that Butler is displeased with his current situation.

With the Wolves now 4-9 and 13th in the Western Conference standings, Butler voiced his latest frustrations to The Athletic‘s Sam Amick after his team’s 110-121 loss to the Kings last night.

Amick: You played 41 minutes tonight…

Butler: That shit has to stop.

Amick: Why?

Butler: We’ve got fucking 14 other guys.

The Wolves and Butler reportedly came to an agreement before the season to play him around 32 minutes a game, but that plan has not been carried out, with the 29-year-old Butler averaging 36.1 minutes per game, and clocking over 40 minutes in his last two outings.

Rewind the clocks back a year and…this should not have been a surprise.

Butler, who is averaging 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals this season, may get his wish any day now.

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