Netease Sports reported on September 29:
Golden State Warriors small forward Wiggins said in an interview that he has been cheering for Butler and the Heat since the playoffs and will always support them. There are many rumors of discord between Wiggins and Butler, which seem to be untrue. In Wiggins' view, Butler can bring the Heat to the Finals is a huge achievement.
Wiggins said: "I have been supporting Butler and the Heat this year in the playoffs. Butler is a great teammate and a strong competitor. He brought this group of people to the finals. This is really a huge achievement. It fully demonstrates his abilities. Even when he was in the Minnesota Timberwolves, everyone actually forgot that we were ranked third in the West before he was injured. So, he is really good. With the ability, he joined a great team, Miami. The rest is history."
In the 2017-18 season, Butler joined the Timberwolves. Under his leadership, the Timberwolves have finally returned to the playoffs since 2004. However, Butler clashed with the two young cores of Timberwolves, Towns and Wiggins. According to media reports, Butler once led a group of substitutes to defeat Towns and Wiggins in a training match, humiliating each other severely. Butler is very dissatisfied with the playing attitude of the two talented Timberwolves. He once said: "Who is the most talented player? It is Downs; who is the most favored player by God? It is Wiggins; who is the most hardworking player. The one who plays? It's me."
After putting down this sentence, Butler switched to the Philadelphia 76ers and led the 76ers in the playoffs with the season's championship Toronto Raptors in seven games in the playoffs. Today, Butler has established the top position in the Heat and led the Heat to the Finals.
There are many stories about Butler's feud with the Timberwolves. It is generally believed that Butler is more dissatisfied with Downs, but not too dissatisfied with Wiggins. According to media reports, the conflict between Butler and Downs at that time even reached the point of "either you go or I go". In the end, the management chose the younger Towns. Interestingly, Wiggins has now left the Timberwolves. He seems to have always respected Butler, and this time he once again expressed his support for his former teammates in an interview.