Monday, 10 December, 2018

Wolves call off practice a day after Butler's antics

Associated Press Associated Press
Sergio Cook | 12 October, 2018, 02:18

The Jimmy Butler saga reached what appeared to be a stage-managed flash point on Wednesday when the disgruntled National Basketball Association star stormed into a Minnesota Timberwolves' practice for the first time since demanding a trade last month, forced his way into a few scrimmages, taunted teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins over their alleged lack of desire and then reportedly took aim at Timberwolves General Manager Scott Layden, telling him "you [expletive] need me, Scott".

According to ESPN, the Wolves were close to a Butler trade with the Heat this weekend, but it fell apart. "I'm so passionate", said Butler, 29, a four-time All-Star who was traded to Minnesota before the 2017-18 season. I'm going to be honest: If your No. 1 priority isn't winning, people can tell.

Butler told ESPN that he plans to be back at practice Thursday, but cautioned that the relationship with the Timberwolves is still fractured.

Q: After what we witnessed Wednesday, Ira, do you think Pat Riley wants anything to do with Jimmy Butler?

The Timberwolves did not practice Thursday after Wednesday's eventful session with Butler.

But, just because Butler has returned does not mean he is backing down from his demands. But Jimmy Drama said it wasn't about the money. It's not clear to what extent he participated, but he was at the team facility with teammates.

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

Neither Towns nor Wiggins confronted Butler at any point, league sources saidWhen practice concluded, Butler stormed out of the facility without stretching with the rest of his teammates, league sources said. "That's really all I've got to say about that". Like it or not, it wasn't just then, so we can put that to rest.

So where do we stand in the Jimmy Butler trade saga seven days from opening night? "I don't think it's distracting me, but maybe it is distracting some other guys". This is my first interview - I haven't said anything to anybody, but when it comes out, it comes out.

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