Garnett: Butler, Wolves both a 'little delusional'
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Kevin Garnett played 14 of his 21 seasons in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves, so what does the retired forward known for his fiery competitiveness have to say about his former team’s current strife?
“It’s a s— storm up there.”
In an interview with The Athletic, Garnett said he hopes the franchise can “get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same [page] and figure it out” but sees flaws in disgruntled star Jimmy Butler‘s approach in requesting a trade.
“I think both sides are a little delusional,” Garnett said. “I think Jimmy thinks his worth is a little more than what it is. He’s a very good player. I don’t see him on the [Kevin Durant] and LeBron [James] level. But if they are A-plus, he’s definitely A, A-minus.
“I don’t know if he had the power to come out and force a trade like this. He can be disruptive, but I don’t know if he actually had the clout to come out and do that. I don’t know if Jimmy has enough juice to be that.”
Jimmy Butler was not with the Timberwolves in Milwaukee on Friday as they