We’ve entered what might be the peak of the NBA offseason. Free agency started a couple of weeks ago, Summer League is fully underway and there seems to be a new trade rumor or report every other hour. It’s a fun time to follow the league, that’s for sure.
Jimmy Butler is making it more fun. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Star guard is fueling some major rumors with his Instagram activity.
He’s probably just trolling, but reports have suggested that he could want out of Minnesota.
Today, he liked a comment saying he should team up with Kyrie Irving on the Knicks in 2019:
Jimmy Butler liked a comment saying he and Kyrie should come to the Knicks next summer. 👀 pic.twitter.com/NnkCsXXLEL
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) July 12, 2018
Previously, he’s liked comments suggesting he should go the Spurs or the Celtics:
— BOSTON CELTICS!!! ☘️✊🏾 (@CelticGreen2018) July 7, 2018
Oh?! 👀 pic.twitter.com/4R2MMvwRcG
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) July 10, 2018
A Chicago Sun-Times report did say that Butler and Irving continue to talk about playing together:
A league source close to the situation told the Sun-Times on Tuesday that Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and former Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler — who’s been playing with the Timberwolves since a draft-night trade in 2017 — are still trying to figure out a way to play together. The Celtics could try to acquire Butler this summer, or the two former Team USA teammates could simply opt out of their player options after next season and join forces then. Their intent is to build an elite backcourt, whether that’s in Boston or somewhere else in the East.