Jimmy Butler will meet with Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden on Monday to “have honest conversations” about the All-Star’s future with the team as he seriously contemplates his situation, league sources told The Athletic.
With the opening of training camp 10 days away, it appears the Wolves and Butler have reached a fork in the road, with months of tension and uncertainty involving Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Thibodeau possibly coming to a head, sources told Shams Charania and me. Butler can become an unrestricted free agent next summer and has long said that playing for a team that can contend for championships is his highest priority at this stage of his career.
Source: Jon Krawczynski of The Atheltic
Sources: Pau Gasol Out One Month with Left Ankle Injury
Bucks center Pau Gasol is expected to miss approximately one month with a left ankle injury, league sources tell ESPN. He joins Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon as among those likely out for the regular season.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) March 24, 2019
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
Sources: Jontay Porter Re-Tears Right ACL
Jontay Porter’s NBA stock has taken a turn for the worse.
Porter, the Missouri power forward who missed his sophomore season after tearing ligaments in his right knee during a preseason scrimmage against Southern Illinois, recently re-tore his right ACL while in Denver, multiple sources told The Star. The Missouri basketball team confirmed the injury.
Porter was in Denver rehabbing his first knee injury. Sources told The Star the injury didn’t come directly from rehab but happened while he was on the court working out. It’s unknown if Porter was cleared for activity when he was injured.
Sources: Suns to Waive Jawun Evans, Rockets Expected to Claim
The Phoenix Suns will waive two-way player Jawun Evans, league sources told
@TheAthleticNBA. The Houston Rockets are expected to make a claim on Evans after he’s waived.
The Phoenix Suns will waive two-way player Jawun Evans, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA. The Houston Rockets are expected to make a claim on Evans after he’s waived.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) March 23, 2019
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter