Butler hot in return to Wolves practice
Former Bulls star Jimmy Butler returned to practice with the Timberwolves for the first time this season, and told ESPN in an interview that he was “brutally honest” with teammates and other officials in that workout.
Butler was vociferous and intense throughout scrimmage sessions, targeting president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau, general manager Scott Layden and teammates, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
Butler asked the Timberwolves to trade him last month, and said during an interview that was taped and aired on Wednesday that much of an earlier ESPN report that he had outbursts during the practice was largely accurate.
Minnesota has engaged many teams in trade talks, Miami in particular, before those negotiations broke down over the weekend.
Butler is a four-time All-Star who can become a free agent after the season. MLB
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Jimmy Butler (right) targeted the Timberwolves’ front office and teammates, including Karl-Anthony Towns (left), in his return to practice Wednesday.