Butler is my favorite player in the NBA right now. He’s obviously a star. He doesn’t guarantee a playoff spot in the West for a middling team. He couldn’t do it in the East.
Chicago’s problem was not talent, it was fit — and probably leadership. The fit will be awkward in Minnesota as well, unless Wiggins improves as a shooter — and is willing to not have as many touches.
Maybe Thibs is contemplating the idea of trading Wiggins.