Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that didn’t stop him from practicing with his teammates Wednesday and creating quite the scene.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the details of the wild scene at T-Wolves practice.
Keith Smith of Real GM also relayed some info from a Timberwolves staffer:
The most hilarious part of this entire situation might be that Butler, according to ESPN’s Amin Elhassan, took the third stringers and beat the Timberwolves starters during this practice.
(Watch Elhassan explain on Wednesday’s episode of “The Jump”)
Butler arguably is a top 10 NBA player. He’s top 15 at worst. There’s no denying his impressive two-way skill set, but antics like this could do more harm than good in his quest to get out of Minnesota. These probably aren’t the actions teams that have interest in him, either via trade or when he’s a free agent next summer, want to see.
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