Jimmy Butler has made it clear that he wants the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade him as soon as possible, but that does not mean he is going to give anything less than 100 percent effort if he remains with the team through the start of the regular season.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Butler called a players-only meeting on Thursday to express his feelings about his current situation to his teammates. Part of his message to them was that he will continue to compete with them if he’s still with the team next week.