Kevin Garnett calls Jimmy Butler’s Timberwolves drama a ‘sh*t storm’

The retired NBA star didn't mince words about the lack of discretion and inflated egos

Kevin Garnett didn’t hold back about the recent Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves drama calling it a 'sh*tstorm.'

Kevin Garnett
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Kevin Garnett didn’t hold back in an interview with The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski about the recent Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves drama.

In case you missed it, Butler has made it clear that he wants out of Minnesota, but coach and team president Tom Thibodeau reportedly ain’t having it. This seems to have clearly caused Butler a great deal of frustration.

The four-time NBA All-Star met with Thibodeau earlier this week and “reiterated his desire to traded,” according to The Athletic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted that Butler reported to practice on Wednesday and verbally challenged the players, executives and the coaches.

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“Butler was vociferous and emotional at times, targeting Thibodeau/Layden/Towns/Wiggins,” Wojnarowski posted on Twitter.

Adding in a follow-up tweet: “At one point in a scrimmage, sources said, Butler turned to GM Scott Layden and screamed, “You (bleeping) need me. You can’t win without me.” Butler left teammates and coaches largely speechless.”

Meanwhile, Garnett described the saga as a “sh*t storm.”

“I’m just hoping they can get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same patch and figure it out. It’s a sh*t storm up there,” Garnett said.

“What’s really the sh*t storm is that can’t nobody keep sh*t in practice. What goes on in practice should always stay in practice. And what goes on between two conglomerates as businesses should always stay (private). Everything is so god damn public now.”

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Garnett sees that he wants out but doesn’t think “Jimmy has enough clout” to force the issue.

Wojnarowski believes Butler’s outburst on Wednesday was an attempt to force team owner Glen Taylor to trade him.

“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 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.”