Jimmy Butler was not with the Minnesota Timberwolves in Milwaukee on Friday as they prepared for their final game of the NBA preseason.
Butler meets with players after training tirade
Jimmy Butler held a players-only meeting with his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates on Thursday, a day after he reported to the team for a contentious practice.
Jimmy Butler on what has gone wrong with Timberwolves
The disgruntled Timberwolves star sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss his emotional return to practice and what the future holds for him and Minnesota.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after a morning shootaround that Butler remained in Minneapolis to “work on his conditioning.”
Minnesota opens the regular season Wednesday in San Antonio.
Butler, who has been the subject of trade talks, made a dramatic return to the team Wednesday, boldly challenging teammates, coaches and front-office executives during the session. Butler then spoke at length with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, discussing his contentious relationship with the team and coaches.
The Timberwolves canceled practice Thursday, although Butler told Nichols he did meet with his teammates. He also said said in Wednesday’s interview
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