After the morning shootaround, it was Taj Gibson explaining the defensive lapses as, “Just the effort and having trust in one another.’’
It wasn’t the first time “trusting each other’’ was used as an explanation for the defensive problems, with Joakim Noah also insisting that was an issue over the weekend.
Coach Tom Thibodeau, however, had a very different explanation, and one that didn’t seem to sit too well with his players.
“That’s garbage,’’ Thibodeau said of trust issues. “That’s garbage. Trust is work. That’s how you build trust. You gotta know what you’re doing. You have to be tied together. You have to work at it. It’s a cop-out.”
“That’s [Thibodeau’s] opinion,’’ Gibson said. “That was just me and Jo’s opinion. We’re on the court.”
Sources: Tom Thibodeau Tried to Convince Jimmy Butler to Rejoin Team
Minnesota Timberwolves President/Coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday and tried to convince him to eventually rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources tell ESPN. Butler is sitting out, awaiting the organization to honor his trade request.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 25, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Report: Bogdan Bogdanovic Out 4-6 Weeks after Surgery on Left Knee
Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee today in New York City. Performed by Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the procedure was successful and Bogdanovic is expected to be on track for game action in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Source: Sacramento Kings
Sources: HEAT Aggressive in Pursuit of Jimmy Butler
So far, Pat Riley and Miami have been as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN. Ownership still prefers to find a deal by early this week, sources said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter