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Jimmy Butler Comments On Trade Rumors, Meeting With Timberwolves

jimmy butler speaks after minnesota's nba playoffs loss

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler's future in Minnesota seems murky, at best. Throughout the off-season, there have been rumors flying around that Butler will either be traded or leave the franchise in free agency next summer.

On Sunday, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reported that Butler was set to meet with the Timbervolves' brass to discuss his future with the team. The meeting was supposed to occur on Monday.

Butler was set to speak with head coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden, per Krawczynski.

Tonight, Butler addressed the reported meeting and some of the rumors that have been circulating. According to him, there was no meeting today but there will be one on Tuesday. "Exactly why people need to stop believing what you see on the internet.. I didn’t have no damn meeting today... its tomorrow.. i wonder what else people write and people believe hmmm..." Butler tweeted.

Butler, 29, is a four-time All-Star. Last year was his first year in Minnesota after suiting up for the Chicago Bulls from 2011-17.

Butler is tight with Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, and speculation this summer indicated he and Irving could sign up to play together next year.

It will be interesting to monitor Butler's situation moving forward.