Is Kyrie Irving Planning to Leave the Celtics?
The Boston Celtics are worried that Kyrie Irving will leave instead of resign with them. Should the Celtics be worried?
The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in signing a player that hasn't played for head coach Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls. Yes, the Wolves have realized there are players in the league that haven't played for the Bulls.
Monta Ellis is attempting to make a comeback from his lackluster season last year and has worked out with the Timberwolves this week. Many people will remember Ellis from the Golden State Warriors older days when he used to be a scoring machine. His departure lead to Stephen Curry getting the okay to be the main focus of the team.
At 32, Ellis can still provide buckets for the Wolves. That may not be what they need at the moment. However, this Wolves team is making poor moves and waiting to implode. They signed Luol Deng earlier this week and he may end up not playing much next season.
I will give the Timberwolves some credit though. They have gotten a lot of coverage as of late because of their odd signings. I would not focus on the Timberwolves other than Jimmy Butler. He may be leaving next year and we can see why. The Wolves aren't going to be good.
With Butler's likely departure next year, the Wolves may end up firing Thibodeau. He hasn't been able to do much with the Wolves. He did make the playoffs last season but they had an early exit with only one win under their belt.
Now that the Western Conference has gotten better, I don't see the Wolves making the playoffs. They will struggle against the good teams and internal conflicts will be common. According to most analysts, Thibodeau is signing his former players so he can have people on the roster that will side with him in the locker room.
If that is the case, that will make the Wolves locker room even more chaotic because players will form groups and separation will be inevitable. With the amount of talent the Wolves have, it is said to see them not being able to get along.