The Timberwolves did some big-time shopping last week, ending up with one heck of a deal. And what better place to find whatever you need than the Mall of America? That’s where Eric and Larry were for Jimmy Butler’s introductory press conference. They break down the impact that the trade could have on the roster. Tom Thibodeau helps us understand the inner workings of the deal, while columnist Joe Cowley explains reaction surrounding Butler’s former team, the Chicago Bulls. And former Viking Leo Lewis gives us a look at the effect of high school sports on a community.
Let’s Go to the Mall
Segment 1: The Mall of America was the center of hoops hope on Thursday, with the Timberwolves officially introducing Jimmy Butler to their roster. The guys took in the event and pontificated on whether fandom hope can turn into playoff appearances.
The Next Move for the Wolves
Segment 2: So, now that the Wolves have their big-name veteran on the roster, what’s next? The fellas discuss what the rest of the offseason may hold. And how did the Wild fare over their draft weekend?
Leo Lewis Takes His Love of Athletics to the Classroom
Segment 3: Former Viking Leo Lewis is now bringing his leadership prowess to the next generation. The current A.D. at Minneapolis North H.S. discusses his efforts to put an emphasis on community, education, and athletics.
Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times Describes the Other Side
Segment 4: We know how the Twin Cities is receiving the Jimmy Butler trade. But what about Chicago? Sun-Times columnist Joe Cowley looks at whether the Bulls made a smart decision and whether they have a defined direction.
A Victorious Reunion? Tom Thibodeau Breaks Down the Butler Trade
Segment 5: If you want to know the how, what, and why of the Draft night trade for Jimmy Butler, why not talk with one of the men behind it. We hear those answers from Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau. Plus, where does this leave the team in the pecking order of the chaotic Western Conference?
Keeping Up, Kicking Into Gear, and Kombucha Tea
Segment 6: The Twins are trying to stick around in the AL Central race. Eric and Larry get a sense of where the team is as they wrap up a long road trip. The first Vegas NHL roster is coming into focus. Then, more controversy is following new Vikings WR Michael Floyd.