WHILE others welcome long-term security, some don’t – for now.
Jimmy Butler has turned down a four-year contract extension in the range of $110 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News reported the development on Saturday, Manila time.
#Twolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has officially turned down the Wolves' 4-year, $110M range extension offer, per owner Glen Taylor. Full interview posting soon, which includes stuff on KAT extension talks, Thibs, filling out the roster, and #LosLynx.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 13, 2018
Wolfson did add that Butler expressed gratitude for the offer, but felt “logically speaking, it just makes sense to wait, even while betting on maintaining health. He can make a lot more $$ here or elsewhere next July.”
Butler still has two years in his contract, but the second one is a player option.
The rejection, though, came less than two weeks after a Chicago Sun-Times report saying Butler really has no intention of signing an extension with the Wolves because he "has been frustrated with the nonchalant attitudes of younger teammates—specifically Karl-Anthony Towns."