After Jimmy Butler outbursts, Timberwolves cancel practice


Jimmy Butler lit the Timberwolves’ practice on fire yesterday and said he’d practice again today despite his continued desire to get traded.

But Minnesota won’t give him that opportunity.

Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic:

So much for the Timberwolves viewing yesterday as their best practice of the year.

Even in a league full of coaches who believe their instruction is essential, Timberwolves president-coach Tom Thibodeau values practice more than most. For him to skip a day of practicing is huge.

Something has to give. Minnesota can’t keep losing training days like this. The Timberwolves must either trade Butler or return to on-court work.

But today will at least be a reprieve for Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, whom Butler has a history of tormenting/trying to inspire and whom Butler targeted yesterday.