Minnesota Timberwolves Roundup: Butler and Towns visible in the community

Minnesota Timberwolves stars Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns have been in the news quite a bit already this summer, but now they’re making an impact from a community perspective, too.

Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns are, by all accounts, good guys and contributors in the community. And while the offseason has been about as eventful as a technically uneventful offseason can be, we have a bit of news regarding just what the Timberwolves’ pair of All-Stars have been up to.

The two-day event is Towns’ third-annual camp and will take place this Wednesday and Thursday at Providence Academy in Plymouth. Along with area high school and college coaches, Towns will host more than 200 campers from 1st through 12th grade.

Not that players hosting camps is anything new, but it’s cool that Towns is going on his third-straight year and is keeping it local in the Twin Cities.

Elsewhere, Jimmy Butler will be gaining national attention as the featured athlete in the ESPN series “My Wish”, which includes athletes fulfilling wishes for children with critical illnesses. Butler’s episode will air this Thursday.

Butler spent a day with Ethan Whitney, a 16-year-old from Wisconsin who is currently in treatment for B-cell Lymphoma. The segment will debut in the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter on Thursday and will re-air in subsequent editions of the program. For

Butler and Ethan spent a day together in Los Angeles shooting hoops, playing games, and hanging out.

Here’s a preview of the feature.

The Butler wish is the fourth and final new wish of the 2018 season that will air. In addition to Butler, other athletes and teams that participated in the season included the New York Yankees, golfer Jordan Spieth and Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. Kudos to Jimmy G. for yet another genuine display of community involvement.

As for the Timberwolves, well, the offseason continues to roll right along without much in the way of actual basketball news. We’ll begin previewing the season shortly here at Dunking With Wolves — believe it or not, training camp is only about two months away.

And, of course, if anything new develops on the trade or free agency front, we’ll have immediate reaction right here at DWW.