Jimmy Butler Says He Plays the Hardest in Minnesota

Hope Soto
October 12, 2018

It got to the point where the noted Boston sports zealot was publicly lobbying the Celtics to trade for Butler.

This all started with HIS trade demands and HIS quotes speaking down to his teammates over the past few months, specifically Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. But Jimmy Drama confirmed he wanted more money.

At one point during the heated scrimmage at Timberwolves' practice Wednesday, Towns tried to post up Butler, and let's just say things didn't go too well for Towns. Screaming from the top of his lungs, Butler uttered taunts at his teammates such as "They ain't [expletive]!" and "They soft!", league sources said.

Except for this trade, the Timberwolves responded with an amendment to the framework of the deal, according to Wojnarowski, which caused the trade talks to "fracture".

"You f-king need me", Butler screamed at a general manager who does not want to trade a star forward who pushed Minnesota to the playoffs last season.

Butler had said he would be at practice Thursday. However, before he departed, Wiggins gave him a hand dap, league sources said.

"If he's around, then he'll play". I'm just focused on myself, focused on the guys who are here. His message was similar to one he displayed Wednesday: I run this.

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The Clippers have one final preseason game on Thursday night against Maccabi Haifa and then will have to make their final roster decisions. That's my passion. Everybody leads in different ways.

"Have you ever known me to hide anything?" he asked Nichols.

According to ESPN, Butler on Wednesday verbally challenged teammates, coaches and front office executives. The two teams had shared Butler's medical information but a deal didn't come together even with the urging of Taylor.

Butler worked his way to the top the hard way.

"I know the truth".

It might not always be emotional as it was today.

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