The T-Pups Have Become Wolves Again

By Cullen Kobayashi

With the NBA draft over, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made waves in the NBA community. The acquisition of the star shooting guard Jimmy Butler has given hope and excitement for a team that hasn’t seen the playoffs in 13 years. We are now looking at two rising stars in Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins that can learn from all-star Butler, who is already very familiar with the coaching style of Coach Tom Thibodeau. On a Twitter post earlier in the week, Butler stated that, “I’m ready to win, I’m ready to lead and ready to get this on track.”

This is truly an exciting time to be a Timberwolves fan… but alas I’m a Bulls fan who is sad about this trade, and rightfully so. Still, having said this, I am eager to see where the Timberwolves can go from here after a blockbuster trade like this. I have seen Butler develop in the past few years to the all-star caliber player that he is today. Combined with the young stars of this team, I believe that they can make some noise in the Western conference next year.

Another rumor has also been circulating that could help this club accomplish their goals for next year if all goes according to plan. With this I am referencing the signing of free agent Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors. Lowry is a well-known point guard in the Eastern conference that has led his team to several playoff berths in past years. This trade would be huge in crafting an elite backcourt to compliment Wiggins and Towns.

This could be an electric time for Minnesota and I would love to see this team sneak a 7-seed in the playoffs next year. As former Bulls, I wish nothing but success for Thibodeau and Butler as they reunite. Hopefully this rebuilding program can be as successful as that of the Boston Celtics. With that, I will surely be in attendance for student games next year to see Jimmy G. Buckets, the G. stands for Gets.


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