Jimmy Butler asked the Timberwolves for a trade on Wednesday. According to reports that have been coming out of Minnesota, the reason Butler wants out has to do with issues with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.
The issue with Wiggins seems to be that Butler doesn’t like his lack of effort. The problem with KAT is rumored to be a little more personal.
The rumors are that Butler slept with KAT’s girlfriend Kawahine Andrade back in May. It started a few days ago when the Timberwolves wished Butler a Happy Birthday.
Someone commented on the post with, “Why don’t you go celebrate with KAT’s girlfriend some more?” He then claimed the affair happened back in May and predicted Butler would be asking for a trade.
The Timberwolves noticed the comments and removed them, but not before the internet got a screenshot of them.
Looking at their Instagram accounts, KAT and Andrade do appear to have broken up, only a post from last year remains on her page.
That would explain why Butler asked for a trade just weeks before the start of the NBA’s preseason. Here’s a closer look Karl-Anthony Towns’ now ex.