The Atlantic Files

The Atlantic Files Episode 99: Southwest Division Predictions

Looking Around the League Series Episodes: Central | Southeast Subscribe to The Atlantic Files on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe to Basketball Society Mike Bash and Alex Fischbein are joined, this week, by Wahaj Mallick of the Back to the Basket Podcast. Not only do the guys take a look around the Southwest Division and make

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Just My Take: Jimmy Butler Trade Request

At some point, Jimmy Butler is going to have to decide what he wants. After multiple reports of having issues with teammates in Chicago and more of the same in Minnesota, Butler will reportedly be on the move yet again in search of a culture that he can appreciate. My confusion is that if he

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Jimmy Butler requests a trade: Where will he end up?

The biggest news out of the NBA’s stratosphere is Jimmy Butler requesting a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. This comes as no surprise as Jimmy Butler was reportedly unhappy at the end of last season, and was not gelling with teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler prefers three

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Jimmy Butler

Roundtable: Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

As we near the start of training camp, media day and ultimately a new NBA season, the basketball world was hit with one last offseason shockwave, as Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has formally requested a trade from the team. Butler’s wishlist includes the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, so for

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Five Burning Topics for the 2018-2019 NBA Season

It seems like just yesterday we watched the Golden State Warriors deliver yet another NBA championship as a precursor to one of the wildest NBA offseasons in recent memory. Chess pieces moved and new stars aligned as teams and individual players alike made moves to put themselves in the best position to continue to compete.

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Jimmy Butler

Report: Jimmy Butler to have ‘honest conversation’ with Timberwolves about his future

All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler will meet with Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden next week to have honest conversations about his future with the team, according to a report from The Athletic. There have been two reports which have surfaced this summer about Butler being frustrated with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

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Report: Jimmy Butler open to the idea of playing with LeBron James in LA

Minnesota Timberwolves star small forward Jimmy Butler is open to the idea of playing with LeBron James in Los Angeles next season, according to a report from Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. Butler has a player option for the 2019-20 season. If the All-Star swingman declines the option, he will become an unrestricted free agent

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NBA

J-Kirk’s 2017-2018 NBA Regular Season Awards Picks

This has been one of the more compelling years for the NBA’s yearly awards. The Rookie of the Year race is a coin flip and for yet another season we are debating the definition of “valuable” in the Most Valuable Player award to vouch for who is most deserving. The awards themselves are valued differently

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Andrew Wiggins

Society Top 50: No. 43 – Andrew Wiggins

Name: Andrew Wiggins Position: 43 Team: Minnesota Timberwolves 2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 23.6 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, 45.2 FG% 35.6 #P%, 76 FT% 2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 16.5 PER, .534 TS%, 4.2 WS, 0.2 OBPM, -2.9 DBPM, -0.6 VORP The Breakdown: When you talk about guys that you’re waiting to

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NBA

Ramifications of the biggest NBA offseason moves

With the NBA offseason winding down, teams are most likely set with their big roster moves heading into the 2017-2018 season. There have been some wild moves that we did not expect to happen when the offseason started. Let’s take a look at some ramifications of the biggest NBA moves this summer. Paul George to

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