Warriors star Draymond Green spills on Jimmy Butler’s major role in first impression of Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins made headlines yet again on Monday after another masterful performance in the Golden State Warriors’ 104-94 Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics. The All-Star forward played a key role for the Dubs as they went 3-2 up in the series with a big win.
Needless to say, Wiggins has found a home with the Warriors. For Dubs teammate Draymond Green, he knew early on that Wiggins would be a perfect fit for Golden State. Apparently, Jimmy Butler played a key role in Dray’s first impression:
“When he first came, I’ll never forget [former Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau], when wasn’t with the Knicks, he was like, ‘You’re going to love him. He competes. He defends. Jimmy loved him,'” said the Warriors talisman, via Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype. “We all know how Jimmy Butler is. If you have any softness to you, Jimmy don’t like you.”
Draymond Green on Andrew Wiggins: "When he first came, I'll never forget Thibs, when wasn't with the Knicks, he was like, 'You're going to love him. He competes. He defends. Jimmy loved him.' We all know how Jimmy Butler is. If you have any softness to you, Jimmy don't like you." pic.twitter.com/lXaX2HhGXc
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 14, 2022
As Green said, Butler is the type who tells it as it is. He’s had his fair share of incidents with his teammates — both former and current — and how highly he thinks of Wiggins speaks volumes of the latter’s attitude towards the game. Despite spending just a couple of seasons as teammates in Minnesota, it is clear that Wiggins left quite an impression on Butler.