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Asked about Jimmy Butler's relationship with the team and teammates, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned young big man Karl-Anthony Towns as well.
At almost 6-5 and with a 7-foot wingspan, Wolves rookie Josh Okogie believes he can handle bigger and stronger players, even if he is yet to turn 20 years old.
Tolliver is a 33-year-old forward who has played for nine NBA teams, including two previous seasons with the Wolves.
Derrick Rose took a minimum deal; Jimmy Butler was offered a maximum extension.
The Minnesota native played in only 21 games last season, and was due nearly $7 million next season.
The former NBA MVP will be paid nearly $2.4 million in 2018-19.
The Wolves, limited in options, already must contend with Golden State and Houston in the Western Conference and Utah and Denver are improving.
Paving the way to retaining Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns is crucial to the Wolves' future.
Keita Bates-Diop, the Wolves second-round pick, calls his older age (he's 22) a "big upside."
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau says Jimmy Butler kept his mouth closed and his ears wide open during his rookie season in Chicago long ago. He sees some of Butler in Josh Okogie, drafted last week.