Their season will be under the microscope from day 1. Wiggins has a lot of things to prove, but I think Butler’s arrival will bring the end of his days in Minnesota. I just don’t see it working.
Thibodeau throwing a contract on Gibson was predictable, and I think it’s a good contract overall. But it certainly makes Dieng look expendable.
Thibs’ mindset seems to not have changed much from his days in Chicago, though. That’s why I didn’t think the Butler trade was that bad for Chicago. I guess Chicago’s brain trust bet on Thibodeau not being good at nurturing a rookie and developing young players.