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Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns appears to take jab at Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler

There has been some trade speculation swirling around Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns this season. But the big man has said nothing publicly about wanting to get dealt.

On Saturday, he made it clear that he’ll keep that type of stuff private. Towns also appeared to take a shot at former teammate Jimmy Butler in the process:

“Whatever we have to deal with in house, we’ll deal with in house, but this ain’t the circus like it used to be,” said Towns, according to Chris Hine of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. “This is something that’s going to be done as a family. If we have a problem or anything, we’ll deal with it internally. We won’t have any external forces here adding anything.”

How Jimmy Butler Demanded a Trade From the Timberwolves

Last season, Butler made it very clear he wanted out of Minnesota. He threw a practice tirade and then made public trade demands that ultimately got him dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers last November.

Butler’s stay in Philadelphia only lasted through the end of the 2018-19 campaign. He elected to move on from the 76ers and joined the Miami Heat in free agency (via sign-and-trade).

Towns was originally selected by the Timberwolves with the first overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

Since then, he has developed into one of the league’s brightest stars and has made back-to-back All-Star appearances.

Towns has only played 24 games this season due to a knee injury. But when he has been on the floor, he has been terrific, averaging a hefty 26.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

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