DALLAS (AP) — Disgruntled guard Jimmy Butler is skipping the second game of Minnesota’s first back-to-back of the season, staying home to rest while the team traveled to Dallas.

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Coach Tom Thibodeau said the decision was made to rest Butler on Saturday night after the pair visited following his 33-point outing in a 131-123 win over Cleveland in the Timberwolves’ home opener. Minnesota was playing in the Mavericks’ first home game.

Jimmy Butler (credit: CBS)

The Timberwolves had a tough travel schedule to start the season, with two trips to Texas in a span of three days. They lost the season opener at San Antonio before beating the Cavaliers at home.

Butler’s trade request became public about a week before the start of training camp, and the four-time All-Star didn’t start participating in on-court workouts with the team until a raucous appearance a week ago.

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