Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

Butler is a four-time All-Star who can become a free agent after the season.

"It's not fixed", Butler told ESPN's Rachel Nichols.

Butler reportedly asked to be traded by the Timberwolves in September.

The Timberwolves are set to kick off their season a week from today when they open the 2018-19 season in a road contest against the Spurs. I play hard. I put my body [on the line] every day in practice, every day in games.

Butler scrimmaged with the Timberwolves third team and took on the team's starters, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

The first reports of serious negotiations arose in the first week of October.

Forward Anthony Tolliver and guard Jeff Teague took a few Butler-related questions after practice, but neither would even fully confirm that Butler practiced.

After a proposed Butler trade fell apart over the weekend, the Miami Heat remain interested in restarting talks with Minnesota to acquire Butler, league sources told ESPN earlier on Wednesday.

The Rockets can now be added to the list of teams that have rejected significant demands, reportedly turning down a Butler for P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon deal.

Butler made an appearance at the Timberwolves facility for the first time this offseason on Monday, per The Athletic's Jon Krawczyinski.

Once again, Jimmy Butler is selfish and an actor, it's that simple.

Owner Glen Taylor has pushing president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden to find a deal sooner rather than later for Butler, league sources said. We aren't burning his jersey, but we are calling it like it is, just as Butler has said he likes to do with his teammates and his coaches. That's raw me - me at my finest, me at my purest - that's what you're gonna get inside the lines.

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