Derrick Rose Writes That Jimmy Butler 'Was Right' To Complain About Timberwolves
Derrick Rose discussed Jimmy Butler's saga with the Minnesota Timberwolves in his new book, writing that while Butler was right to gripe about his contract situation, he didn't approach it in the correct manner.
Rose's book I'll Show You, co-written with Sam Smith, traces aspects of his basketball career including his time with the Timberwolves last season.
“Nothing against Karl-Anthony Towns, he’s cool — and he’s good. But you get these kids and you spoil them before they achieve something...Jimmy was feeling, ‘Why’d y’all pay them first and I was the one that got you to the playoffs?’ That’s all it was. Jimmy wasn’t doing it right, though he was right,” writes Rose.
Rose confirmed reports that Butler only scored one bucket during the much-publicized Timberwolves' scrimmage.
“Scored one time in that practice they were all writing about. Yes, one basket...But the media is going crazy. You would think he scored 30...It was killing Thibs, I tell you. He wasn’t saying anything to us, but you could tell he was taking it hard,” he added.
Rose is an unrestricted free agent this summer.