New Orleans Pelicans will not land Jimmy Butler but shouldn’t chase Andrew Wiggins
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By Oleh Kosel

With less than two weeks left before the start of training camps across the league, everyone suddenly has dreams about seeing their favorite team add Jimmy Butler. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but its very unlikely to happen for anyone — whether you’re a fan of the New Orleans Pelicans or the Los Angeles Lakers.

We’ve all closely monitored the news of Butler’s unhappiness with several teammates inside the Timberwolves locker room, and who hasn’t heard about the upcoming scheduled meeting with Tom Thibodeau to reach some common ground? Many consequently assume Butler can’t be long for Minnesota’s roster with just one guaranteed season remaining on his contract, but in piecing the puzzle together, there’s a more likely outcome to this scenario that doesn’t involve his departure.

Without a doubt, Butler is a 29-year-old veteran who has no time for those who aren’t committed to winning basketball games. We listened to both he and Dwyane Wade throw younger teammates under the bus while in Chicago, and more recently, Butler appeared to call out a few on his current roster as Minnesota was struggling to secure a spot in last spring’s...

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