Wolves Rest Butler For Dallas Trip, 2nd Game Of Back-To-BackDisgruntled 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. 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.
Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler Booed In Home Game Against CavsWhen the news of Butler's trade request broke exactly one month ago, the likelihood of him suiting up in the home opener was low.
Jimmy Butler Scores 23 In Wolves Loss To SpursDeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.
Butler To Join Wolves At San Antonio Despite Trade RequestJimmy Butler has only participated in four days of on-court workouts with the team, starting with his raucous appearance a week ago.
Report: Jimmy Butler Practices, Expected To Play Wednesday NightAccording to reports, Butler practiced with the Timberwolves on Sunday. Coach Tom Thibodeau said he’s expected to play in Wednesday’s season opener.
Butler Absent From Wolves 143-121 Exhibition Loss To BucksJimmy Butler was absent as the Timberwolves wrapped up their preseason with a 143-121 blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Butler has demanded a trade but returned to practice with the team Wednesday, a session that included him verbally challenging teammates and coaches. He was not with the team at Friday’s shootaround in Milwaukee.
Report: Jimmy Butler Indicates He’ll Start Season With TimberwolvesJimmy Butler held a players-only meeting on Thursday and told his teammates he would compete with them.
Wolves Aim For Return To Playoffs Despite Butler DramaJimmy Butler or not, the Timberwolves are built now and for the future around center Karl-Anthony Towns.
Jimmy Butler To ESPN: I Was 'Brutally Honest' With WolvesJimmy Butler is back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his first practice of the season had fireworks.
Timberwolves Preparing For Season, With Or Without Jimmy ButlerJimmy Butler is reportedly back in Minnesota as the Timberwolves get ready to begin the regular season, but his status with the team hasn’t changed.
Timberwolves March On Despite Butler DramaJimmy Butler may or may not be traded before Minnesota opens the season on Oct. 17 at San Antonio.
With Butler Trade Looming, Wolves Head West For BondingThe Timberwolves will be out of town for seven days, a prime time for bonding.