Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that didn't stop him from practicing with his teammates Wednesday and creating quite the scene. Butler and his representatives have reportedly grown frustrated by how the Timberwolves have handled his trade request.
Butler's preferred trade destination is the Miami Heat, but talks between the two sides have broken down.
Nobody wants this, and Woj doesn't go on to speculate on whether this could even be a possibility, so no thank you.
The most hilarious part of this entire situation might be that Butler, according to ESPN's Amin Elhassan, took the third stringers and beat the Timberwolves starters during this practice.
As stated before, not only would fans be mad, but there are certain players on the Wolves that would potentially riot over Butler coming back to the forefront of the Wolves' starting lineup.
"[Taylor] could have escaped his Butler nightmare by accepting a package from Miami that would have been headlined by the promising Heat swingman Josh Richardson and a protected first-round pick", Stein wrote in his latest mailbag column.
Also, Gordon is under contract in 2019-20 at just over $14 million and Tucker is on a very team-friendly deal through 2020-21 (about $8 million annually).
Sources told Wojnarowski that Butler was emotional and targeted head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden, as well as teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Butler was "determined to find a way to the Los Angeles Clippers" and was looking to pair with a second All-Star in the 2019 free agency class.
While this reads as a lot of information you may already know about, it comes at an interesting time from Woj. Butler is said to prefer the Heat over all other potential destinations.