The situation in Minnesota just keeps plummeting toward its nadir, but unfortunately for everyone involved, they still haven’t reached bottom yet.
There appeared to be some movement on the Jimmy Butler trade on Friday, when news emerged that the Houston Rockets had reportedly offered them four first-round picks in exchange for the disgruntled superstar. But Tom Thibodeau and the T-Wolves apparently balked at that idea.
The entire ordeal has taken an obvious toll on the team’s overall morale. Karl-Anthony Towns has been the most high-profile of the casualties, as even the home broadcast crew wondered on air during their game against the Raptors whether he wanted to be there at all.
So after a long week, they headed into a Friday night match-up against the Bucks at home. However, things only continued to deteriorate from there as Milwaukee sprinted out to a 63-38 halftime lead as the home crowd pummeled their listless team with boos.
Towns, unfortunately, was dreadful in the first half, going 1-for-8 from the field in 17 minutes of action, but the Wolves as a team couldn’t buy a shot either. They went 4-for-18 from three-point range and shot just over 30 percent overall from the field. Butler wasn’t much better, as he scored just four points on 2-for-11 shooting.