Jeff Teague preaches patience during turbulent times in Minny
Times are going tough for the Minnesota Timberwolves because of the on-going Jimmy Butler saga, but starting point guard Jeff Teague suggests that they just have to be patient with their current situation.
Teague was asked by reporters if it was hard not to lose patience with each other right now, and here is what the 6-foot-2 guard had to say via Dane Moore on Twitter:
“Nah. I’ve been on teams that were supposed to be really good and I’ve been on teams that were supposed to suck. Nah, it’s early, and we’ve got time.”
“There’s no magic switch… I’ve been on teams that were supposed to be really good and I’ve been on teams that were supposed to suck.”
Jeff Teague, like the rest of the locker room, not hitting any sort of alarm. pic.twitter.com/QdnCkYcgPp
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) October 13, 2018
Teague, who also cited his experience with the Atlanta Hawks, is looking to be a positive light in a dark Timberwolves locker room, despite the severe turbulence happening within the organization.
This calm voice is what this young Timberwolves squad needs right now after the All-Star forward Butler reportedly went berserk on them, especially on the young studs Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, in practice a couple of days ago.
However, the recent happenings in Minnesota has clearly affected the team. They may have reached rock bottom following a horrendous 143-121 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks in their preseason finale. Towns, specifically, was visibly frustrated and disheartened after the game.
Surely, the situation in Minnesota has spiraled out of control ever since Butler requested for a trade. The disgruntled forward is still painfully on the team, and it certainly looks like the longer he is on the roster, the more difficult things will be for the Timberwolves.
With the regular season set to commence in three days, the Wolves are playing with fire with this drama still on their books, as this not only jeopardizes their playoff hopes this season, but also their future.