Butler “had problems” with Wiggins’ work ethic and lackadaisical defense, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau also reportedly had similar issues with Wiggins.
Deveney also reported that Butler is “uncertain” about Wiggins, which could impact the former’s decision to sign a long-term extension to remain with the Timberwolves. Butler’s current deal runs through 2018-19, with a player option to remain through the following campaign.
Wiggins ultimately posted his worst numbers since his rookie season, and didn’t show any marked improvements, which ownership was expecting after he signed a five-year, $150-million extension last summer. via thescore.ca