Things are not good with the Timberwolves.
Jimmy Butler has officially requested a trade. Karl-Anthony Towns has reportedly told the team he won't sign a rookie scale extension until they get rid of Butler.
So what's going on with what should be one of the most promising young teams in basketball?
According to Twitter speculation, Butler -- who has a history of lusting after his teammate's significant others -- banged KAT's girl
AANNNNNNNND WERE OFF! pic.twitter.com/hysSWvFNfY— Kevin 🤷🏾♂️ (@klew24) September 19, 2018
My unified theory of why Butler is asking out:— Nate in St. Paul 🍿🚲📷☭⚽️ (@acceptedmystery) September 19, 2018
1. Something happened between Jimmy and KAT in July that caused a bunch of national reporters like Brian Windhorst to start dropping hints that something is up in Minnesota
2. My best guess is that this isn't anything basketball related and is, instead, related to a woman KAT appeared to be dating and posting pictures of on Instagram pic.twitter.com/7KO2DsATFq— Nate in St. Paul 🍿🚲📷☭⚽️ (@acceptedmystery) September 19, 2018
3. This person stopped appearing in his feed in July and he's even started scrubbing pics of her. The most recent one being a picture of them in Hawaii.— Nate in St. Paul 🍿🚲📷☭⚽️ (@acceptedmystery) September 19, 2018
4. Both this person and Jimmy were in Italy in June. pic.twitter.com/JwvoTSm3MQ— Nate in St. Paul 🍿🚲📷☭⚽️ (@acceptedmystery) September 19, 2018
5. KAT stopped liking her tweets on July 9th pic.twitter.com/sIZeLIpsYT— Nate in St. Paul 🍿🚲📷☭⚽️ (@acceptedmystery) September 19, 2018
Towns has shot down the rumor.
Internet Detectives Present Evidence That Jimmy Butler Hooked Up With Karl-Anthony Towns' GF Which Caused Their Breakup & Was Part of The Reason Butler Demanded Trade (Tweets-IG-Pics-Vid) https://t.co/2dlsEEpGzp pic.twitter.com/heeHyrJiO4— Robert Littal (@BSO) September 20, 2018
Here's more of the young lady in question.