Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

The team attempted to change Butler's mind on a trade request and get him to report to practice.

The Houston Rockets general manager is no stranger to making bold moves in order to try and elevate his team to the level of the Golden State Warriors, and he reportedly is interested in acquiring disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler.

The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski says veteran forward Anthony Tolliver had the following to say regarding Butler's participation in practice: "He was. around".

The Timberwolves will open up the regular season on October 17 against the San Antonio Spurs. With Taylor upfront about his desire to make a quick deal for Butler, one meeting attendee said, "The owner's trading him".

If this continues, the Timberwolves may have to send others in the organization out the door with Butler. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor took a different stance and told owners owners at the National Basketball Association board of governors meetings that "Butler is available, and prospective suitors should contact Taylor himself", according to Wojnarowski.

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Minnesota and Miami advanced to the brink of a blockbuster trade for Butler over the weekend - only for the deal to fracture before completion, sources said.

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.

With that in mind, the Heat appear to still be in pursuit.

"I think that I was honest", Butler said. Butler was vociferous and emotional at times, targeting Thibodeau/Layden/Towns/Wiggins. A potential trade with Miami stalled late last week.

Butler showed up for his first practice of the preseason on Wednesday, and he didn't exactly opt to blend in with his Timberwolves' teammates.

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