Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
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Jimmy Butler Swore At Timberwolves GM, Challenged Teammates At Heated Practice

Jimmy Butler Swore At Timberwolves GM, Challenged Teammates At Heated Practice

Minnesota was reportedly willing to trade Butler to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, but the Rockets were unwilling to part with PJ Tucker.

The Timberwolves reportedly were close to making a trade with the Miami Heat during recent talks, but the deal fell apart.

Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that didn't stop him from practicing with his teammates Wednesday and creating quite the scene.

Some have speculated that could mean Butler would come back to play with Minny in the next few days, I seriously doubt that and I don't think anyone should humor that idea. He had not practiced with the team so far this season after requesting a trade three weeks ago.

It could be a negotiating ploy by Minnesota to say they plan to enter the season with Butler, but with teams feeling they can't get a deal done with Minnesota until the price comes down, Butler back in a Timberwolves uniform may be the reality starting next week.

According to one source, Butler and a "team of third-stringers" beat the Wolves' starters in a scrimmage. Could we see a blockbuster trade?

Butler arguably is a top 10 National Basketball Association player.

Moving onto other big Woj news, the Miami Heat are re-interested in Jimmy Butler.

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". He averaged 12.9 points in 81 starts last season.

Butler was reportedly vociferous and emotional at times in targeting Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. "Butler has told Minnesota that he'll leave in free agency in July - and wants a trade now". Since then, he hadn't reported to Wolves practice or participated in preseason games until Wednesday.

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