Butler not with Wolves for final preseason game
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Kevin Garnett told The Athletic he hopes the Timberwolves can “get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same [page] and figure it out” but sees flaws in disgruntled star Jimmy Butler’s approach in requesting a trade.
Jimmy Butler was not with the Timberwolves in Milwaukee on Friday as they prepared for their final game of the NBA preseason.
The disgruntled Timberwolves star sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss his emotional return to practice and what the future holds for him and Minnesota.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after a morning shootaround that Butler remained in Minneapolis to “work on his conditioning.”
Asked whether he expects Butler to be with the team when the club begins its season, Thibodeau said, “That situation remains fluid.”
Minnesota opens the regular season Wednesday in San Antonio.
Butler, who has been the subject of trade talks, made a dramatic return to the team Wednesday, boldly challenging teammates, coaches