Video: Jimmy Butler’s crazy reaction to Karl-Anthony Towns-Andrew Wiggins play
Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Jimmy Butler reportedly has issues with big man Karl-Anthony Towns and swingman Andrew Wiggins. Whatever problems Butler has with Towns and Wiggins, however, weren’t on Butler’s mind Friday night when the two youngsters teamed up to make a big play.
On the defensive end, Towns blocked Cleveland Cavaliers guard Cedi Osman’s shot. Towns then gave the ball to point guard Derrick Rose, who pushed it up the floor and found Wiggins for an and-one layup.
The TV cameras then quickly went to Jimmy Butler, and the four-time All-Star couldn’t hide his excitement:
Jimmy's reaction 🤣 pic.twitter.com/twDfRgvJk7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 20, 2018
Jimmy Butler still wants to be traded from the Timberwolves, but he reportedly told Minnesota owner Glen Taylor he’s going to be a good teammate and play hard as long as he’s on the team. Through two games, Butler is staying true to his word.
Butler scored 33 points Friday night against the Cavs to help the Timberwolves win their first game of the 2018-19 season. It should be noted that Butler declined to acknowledge or shake hands with Taylor. In his normal seat at the end of the team bench, Taylor shook hands with several players, but not Jimmy Butler.
Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins posted 22 points.