Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler discusses practice tirade

Arnold Nichols
October 11, 2018

According to ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowksi, Butler returned to practice with the Timberwolves, dominated, and cursed everyone out in the process - including general manager Scott Layden. Butler chose to play with the bench units during the scrimmages so he could go against Towns and Wiggins.

The Miami Heat and the Timberwolves were rumored to be interested in a deal involving Butler.

A couple of Butler's teammates were particularly vague when asked about Butler's level of participation in practice on Wednesday. The team attempted to change Butler's mind on a trade request and get him to report to practice.

Butler then addressed the tirade in an interview with ESPN's Sportscenter. Who plays the hardest? Me!

"I think that I was honest", Butler said. "But I know the truth, I know the truth, I know the whole truth, we've talked about it". That's raw me - me at my finest, me at my purest - that's what you're gonna get inside the lines. The four-time All-Star reportedly doesn't respect Wiggins' work ethic and approach on defense, and is fed up with the nonchalant attitude of Towns.

It seems safe to say that Jimmy's days in Minneapolis are numbered. Who is the most talented player on our team? The teams reportedly advanced to the point of exchanging player medical information, which is typically the last step of National Basketball Association trade negotiations. The Wolves would have been in a position to offer Butler a five-year extension worth $190 million next July. We want you here. The two teams had shared Butler's medical information but a deal didn't come together even with the urging of Taylor.

"It's about saying we need you".

"Actions speak louder than words, whatever quote you want to use".

"I love Josh Richardson and I think he's a young stud and I would not part ways if I'm Pat Riley and Micky Arison", Miller said.

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