The good news for Minnesota is that Jimmy Butler attended a team practice on Wednesday. The bad news is he reportedly was acting out.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that Butler practiced with the Timberwolves — the first time that has happened since training camp opened. However, Woj reports that Butler was verbally challenging teammates, coaches and the front office.
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