Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Jimmy Butler Returns To Practice: "You Can't Win Without Me"

Report: Heat interested in restarting Butler trade talks Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves
Cary Erickson | 11 October, 2018, 04:00

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. First, he returned to Timberwolves practice for the first time since his mid-September trade request with a BANG.

Sources told Wojnarowski that Butler was emotional and targeted head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden, as well as teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Minnesota had shared Butler's medical information with Miami late last week, sources said, a typical last step before finalizing a trade. And it looks like he's just getting started.

The most talked-about National Basketball Association star over the past month left his teammates speechless.

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"At one point during the scrimmage, Butler turned to GM Scott Layden and screamed, 'You (bleeping) need me".

According to an ESPN report, Butler practiced with the Timberwolves on Wednesday. He dominated the gym in every way.

Outside of the Heat, the Timberwolves have had no serious, active talks with any other team, league sources said. The Heat and president Pat Riley were "as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade", per Wojnarowski. 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 told ESPN. According to ESPN's Stefano Fusaro, the Timberwolves reportedly asked for Tucker and shooting guard Eric Gordon in a trade involving the 29-year old guard. He would become an unrestricted free agent after this season, and would likely get a five-year maximum contract from interested suitors.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets also haven't given up on the idea of landing Butler in a trade, according to multiple sources and reports.