One day after being traded from the Bulls to the Timberwolves during Thursday’s NBA Draft, Jimmy Butler spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about his future in Minnesota and the drama he will be leaving behind despite being told he was the face of the franchise in Chicago.
“It doesn’t mean a damn thing,” Butler told the Sun-Times on Friday in a phone interview. “I guess being called the face of an organization isn’t as good as I thought. We all see where being the so-called face of the Chicago Bulls got me. So let me be just a player for the Timberwolves, man. That’s all I want to do. I just want to be winning games. Do what I can for my respective organization and let them realize what I’m trying to do.
The offseason is a grind. There’s such a short break, especially for playoff teams, between the end of the season and the start of offseason workouts. Once teams get through mandatory minicamp, it’s time to unwind. What better way to do that than a friendly beer pong competition among teammates?
You might think an offensive lineman or one of the big guys on the other side of the ball would be best suited for this, just because their size would mean they have greater tolerance. But I’d put my money on Raiders punter Marquette King if Oakland decided to go the beer pong route.
The Rams traded the No. 45 pick they got from the Cowboys Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys to the Bears for the No. 50 pick and a fifth-rounder. Pead was involved in a single-car accident in November 2016 and lost part of his leg, ending his career. His time with the Rams was marred by injury and a substance abuse suspension, and he had brief stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins after three years in St. Louis.