Disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler appeared at the team’s practice Wednesday, which resulted about as well as you’d expect. Butler challenged teammates and team officials, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
All-Star Jimmy Butler participated in Minnesota's practice, a session that included him verbally challenging teammates, coaches and front office, league sources told ESPN. Butler was vociferous and emotional at times, targeting Thibodeau/Layden/Towns/Wiggins. Story soon on ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 10, 2018
At one point in a scrimmage, sources said, Butler turned to GM Scott Layden and screamed, "You (bleeping) need me. You can't win without me." Butler left teammates and coaches largely speechless. He dominated the gym in every way. Jimmy's back.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 10, 2018
Wolves players were reluctant to talk about the practice, per Darren Wolfson of KSTP:
Here's Tolliver and Teague on Butler, who did practice today - neither would fully confirm. Another player via text when I asked how Butler looked: "I'm legally blind!" Also, RIP me. I have now officially died on the hill of Butler never wearing a #Twolves uniform again. pic.twitter.com/nk20gWmm7B— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) October 10, 2018
Butler has been in several trade rumors during the lead up the regular season. You can read more about Butler’s incident here.