Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

Silvia Morton
October 11, 2018

All along, Butler has been clear that while he wants to be traded, he does not plan to miss regular season games, which would mean forfeiting those game checks.

Earlier this year, the Sun-Times reported that Butler and Celtics star Kyrie Irving had discussed partnering up in free agency next year. "It's just a matter or when". The Timberwolves reportedly were close to making a trade with the Miami Heat during recent talks, but the deal fell apart. The Rockets and Suns were ready to dip their toe into the Butler market.

"[Taylor] could have escaped his Butler nightmare by accepting a package from Miami that would have been headlined by the promising Heat swingman Josh Richardson and a protected first-round pick", Stein wrote in his latest mailbag column.

Except for this trade, the Timberwolves responded with an amendment to the framework of the deal, according to Wojnarowski, which caused the trade talks to "fracture".

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Butler made an appearance at the Timberwolves facility for the first time this offseason on Monday, per The Athletic's Jon Krawczyinski. However, questions remain over whether a deal will come to fruition before the season begins.

Butler requested a trade three weeks ago, wanting out of coach Tom Thibodeau's system and out of the cloud of discord hanging above him, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Butler is said to prefer the Heat over all other potential destinations. Since then, he hadn't reported to Wolves practice or participated in preseason games until Wednesday.

"You f-ing need me".

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