First off, any reporter who cites Butler and Irving's refusal to sign contract extensions this summer without clearly stating it would cost them each upwards of $90 million dollars is being disingenuous.
This decision reportedly comes as a result of his displeasure with the attitudes of his young teammates, with this report specifically naming Karl Anthony-Towns.
Both Irving and Butler will be free agents in 2019.
Butler performed well in his first season with the Timberwolves, as he averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
Butler is not the first player in Minnesota that had unsettled feelings with the organization.
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Secondly, friends don't always get to play together. Putting Irving and Butler on the same team in the Eastern Conference could spell trouble for the Philadelphia 76ers among others.
With LeBron James on his way to the Lakers in the Western Conference, the East is, in theory, wide open.
The T'Wolves are brimming with young talent in the form of Towns and Andrew Wiggins, but they barely made the playoffs in 2017-18 as the No. 8 seed.