Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Jimmy Butler Returns To Practice, Verbally Challenges Coaches, Teammates

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Cassandra Gardner | 11 October, 2018, 04:01

Butler was at Target Center to meet with Thibodeau on Tuesday - the four-time All-Star again made it clear he wants out - and on Wednesday he took the court and reportedly made a lot of noise. There have been a flood of rumors on Butler's National Basketball Association future since his initial trade request including contradictory reports coming from within the Minnesota front office.

Butler participated in multiple intrasquad scrimmages, where he joined the bench units against the starters and went out of his way to challenge the team's two young stars, Towns and Wiggins, league sources said.

The Timberwolves open the regular season October 17 at San Antonio.

It was speculated that Karl-Anthony Towns signed his max extension because Jimmy Butler was getting the boot, and now he's practicing with the team? Thibodeau had been urging Butler to rejoin the team while team owner Glen Taylor knows Butler has to go.

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According to ESPN, the Wolves were close to a Butler trade with the Heat this weekend, but it fell apart.

Minnesota's star swingman, who has been at odds with the organization for almost a month, requested a trade from the Timberwolves on September 19. The Heat and president Pat Riley were "as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade", per Wojnarowski. Butler was vociferous and emotional at times, targeting Thibodeau/Layden/Towns/Wiggins.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that Butler practiced with the Timberwolves - the first time that has happened since training camp opened. Minnesota moved to amend the framework of the trade and talks collapsed on Saturday, league sources said. While the Miami Heat are first on his list of landing spots, the Houston, Texas native has been part of numerous trade conversations, but no agreement has been reached.

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