Saturday, 20 October, 2018


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

Associated Press Associated Press
Noah Ferguson | 10 October, 2018, 23:58

ESPN reporter Stefano Fusaro illustrated earlier today that the Houston Rockets were called again by Minnesota again asking about another potential Jimmy Butler trades, which we have some ideas about here.

The Miami Heat had made progress in trade talks with Minnesota last week and were pushing the Wolves to accept a revised trade offer for Butler, but proposed changes from Minnesota created a "breakdown" in negotiations, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. However, Woj reports that Butler was verbally challenging teammates, coaches and the front office.

Butler's friend and current Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017 and it took the Cavs six weeks to pull off a deal.

Butler had not practiced with the team since September 25 when training camp started.

The insane thing about the Butler situation is that he may end up suiting up for the Wolves in their season opener, despite the fact that he hasn't been with the team at all for weeks.

Butler arguably is a top 10 National Basketball Association player. "Butler has told Minnesota that he'll leave in free agency in July - and wants a trade now".

Butler made an appearance at the Timberwolves facility for the first time this offseason on Monday, per The Athletic's Jon Krawczyinski.

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".

Remember, Karl-Anthony Towns wouldn't sign his max contract extension until the Butler situation was resolved, and when the Butler trade request first leaked Andrew Wiggins' brother sent out a celebratory Tweet.

A couple of Butler's teammates were particularly vague when asked about Butler's level of participation in practice on Wednesday.

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