Minnesota Timberwolves: Could Tom Thibodeau lose his job with Jimmy Butler practicing?

Report: Heat interested in restarting Butler trade talks

Report: Heat interested in restarting Butler trade talks

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. After Towns received the entry pass, Butler yelled, "He can't do [expletive] against me!"

It's been three weeks since Butler requested a trade, and after multiple failed attempts by the organization to accommodate the four-time All-Star and four-time All-Defensive Team member, it all came to a head Wednesday. The teams reportedly advanced to the point of exchanging player medical information, which is typically the last step of National Basketball Association trade negotiations. Coaches and players were largely speechless at Butler's tour de force throughout the workout, league sources said.

Jimmy Butler arrived in Minnesota to join the Timberwolves and begin preparations for the regular season today.

ESPN's Amin Elhassan said on "The Jump" Wednesday afternoon that Butler led the team's third-stringers in a scrimmage against their starters - and beat them.

Butler wasn't made available to the media after Wednesday's practice, his first since he asked to be traded.

"I really don't pay attention to much", Teague said, according to Chris Hine of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Anthony Tolliver, who's been on nine teams in 10 seasons, said that he's never witnessed anything quite like the Butler situation during his time in the league, but he insisted that it's not a distraction for him. "And we have enough talent to go win some games", Tolliver said.

Butler's trade could be extended until the trade deadline in February or just not happen at all if this front office and ownership continue putting up a stubborn front.

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