Jimmy Butler rejoined the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he didn’t necessarily do so with the best of intentions. During a practice session on Wednesday, the All-Star guard, who requested a trade three weeks ago, blew up at his teammates, coaches and front-office staff, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
It sounded like a wild scene.
Butler had not practiced with the team since Sept. 25 when training camp started. When he made his return on Monday, he told president and coach Tom Thibodeau he still wanted to be traded, according to The Athletic.
While Butler attending practice might seem like a good sign for his future with the Timberwolves, perhaps it’s just the opposite. Incessant and mean-spirited trash talk doesn’t typically bring teammates together.
Butler doesn’t seem content burning bridges with the organization. He seems to want to fire a nuclear missile at those bridges.
The Miami Heat and the Timberwolves were rumored to be interested in a deal involving Butler. That deal fell apart, but the trade talks may be restarting soon, according to ESPN. The Athletic made the outlook of a trade sound grim, however.
Apparently, a deal can’t come soon enough for Butler.