76ers Get Scoring Help But Jimmy Brings Drama

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves hope to finalize the Jimmy Butler trade as they present it to the NBA for approval. The trade involves Butler leaving Minnesota for Philly and Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayliss (who may be waived) and Dario Saric going to Minnesota, plus a 2022 second round pick. The…

The Thibodeau Lie Up Close and Personal

In the 2010-11 season, the Chicago Bulls won 62 games, had the best record in the Eastern Conference, had the league MVP on their team, the youngest MVP in NBA  history, and were on track for the NBA Finals. Coached by Tom Thibodeau, the defensive guru of the 2008 Celtics championship team, and led by…

Butler Going Rogue Is a Not So Veiled Threat

So Jimmy Butler went to his job today. He showed up in Minnesota and participated in a scrimmage and not surprisingly was less than professional. His unhappiness at still being on the Timberwolves roster had disastrous consequences for the organization in what was supposed to be a tune up for the upcoming season. On the…

Give The Timberwolves An F

The first rule of business negotiation is to never overvalue your product. The second rule of business is that if you are going to lie  make sure your life feels like the truth. On both counts, the Timberwolves have failed. Punched in the face by the Jimmy Butler trade demand, they are the blind leading…