Jimmy Butler spoke about Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins following Minnesota's narrow win on Monday over the Blazers.

"They can be as great as they want to be on both ends of the floor if they buy into it," said Butler. "But they gotta play hard. You can't take too many possessions off in this league. They got so many talented guys on the other team. But I think night-in and night-out you want to show that you're the best. You gotta go up against the best. I think in order to say that you're the best, you gotta whoop their ass every night."

Butler is in his first season with the Wolves and has been trying to bring a higher level of intensity to their defense. Towns and Wiggins have the physical tools to be good defensive players but have been inconsistent.