Wantaway Minnesota shooting guard Jimmy Butler insists he isn't a distraction in the team's locker room and has no problems with any of his teammates.
The player, who is yet to be traded, despite all of his efforts, continues to play for the side and scored 21 points in their 116-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
One would think there'd be some friction in the T-Wolves' locker room after Butler unloaded on his colleagues during a scrimmage session before the start of the season. However, it appears that there are no issues where the teammates are concerned and the feisty scorer claims to have love for the bunch.
Although Jimmy Butler desires to be traded, the star tells Yahoo Sports he’s not a distraction and candidly opens up about his relationship with teammates: ‘These are my guys...I love these mother*******...I don’t give a f*** what people think.’ https://t.co/0lQvurwZij— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 3, 2018
“These are my guys,” the 29-year-old told Yahoo Sports following Friday's game. “Look, [my situation] don’t got [expletive] to do with me and everybody in this [expletive] locker room.
"I love these [expletive]. I’m going to keep it one hundred with you. I love these guys. So, when everybody says, ‘Oh, there’s going to be a problem in the locker room.’ Yeah, all right. Does it look like there’s a problem in the locker room?
“I’m going to be the same guy at the end of the day. That’s the crazy part. Nobody knows what’s going on. You can only guess. You can’t only go by what somebody says. But until you’re in here and you notice what’s going on, you have no clue. I’m not worried about nobody, man. My guys are my guys."
Various reports have claimed that Butler has become a negative influence on other stars such as Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. But the player says he couldn't care less about the media and says he's only trying to win games with his teammates while he's still around.
“I don’t give a [expletive] [what people think],” he declared. “I don’t. I swear to you. Because I know where I’m at with my guys. I know how I am as a person. They can write whatever they want, they can say whatever they want and I can address it the way that I want to. But at the end of the day, I go to war with my guys.
"Those are my guys. We’re out there trying to win. Nothing is going to come between us. I’m going to play the right way, do what I do, and they know that. They know that.”