In the NBA it apparently takes three studs to combine their superstars to win championships. The Timberwolves think they now have those three studs with the addition of Jimmy Butler to the pack.
There is no question that Butler is one of the top two-way players in the NBA, but there is always a question when a big time player is added to a core of players that already has a major stud. I don’t think there will be any friction between Butler and Karl-Anthony Town’s games, but, let’s face it, crazier things have happened in the NBA, nonetheless with the Timberwolves.
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The Timberwolves need KAT and Butler to mesh if they want to be competitive right away in the 2017-18 season. For starters, head coach Tom Thibodeau will be riding his starters this season since the bench for the Timberwolves, so far, is quite weak. With that factor in mind, that means that Towns and Butler will be needed to be on the court together. As beautiful as that sounds, it might not be easy as it sounds.
I don’t think anyone thinks that somebody will be able to take down Golden State’s trio this year, so this might equal out to be a feeling out year between Butler and Wiggins, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be competitive while doing it.