At one point, Butler found himself guarding Towns in the post and when the big man received the entry pass, Butler yelled, "He can't do [expletive] against me!" and Towns ended up kicking the ball out, league sources said. "That's how I show I'm here for you".
However, Butler had already confirmed to ESPN's Rachel Nichols that the meeting did, in fact, occur on Thursday. "So all my emotion came out at one time".
In an interview taped with ESPN after practice, Butler acknowledged that "a lot" of the network's report was true and that the scene in practice was him just showing passion and being "brutally honest". That's raw me. Me at my finest, my purest. "Good move. You got the best of me". His impasse with the Timberwolves is now in its fourth week, starting when he told coach Tom Thibodeau before training camp that he wants to be traded. Miami reportedly offered Josh Richardson and a first-round pick last weekend, but Minnesota refused. Nichols asked Butler if his appearance at practice means his relationship with the Wolves is fixed.
As told by Reusse, Butler and Wahlberg became friendly in 2013, when Butler was still playing for the Bulls and Wahlberg was filming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Chicago.
"It's not about money", Butler said. It could be. Do I think so? No. Because you've got to be honest.
The Jimmy Butler "rumors" are turning more into Jimmy Butler Madness by the day. "I'm not going to say no names". They don't want to win, according to Butler. He was with his teammates in the locker room at the team's practice facility Wednesday morning, league sources said. The Heat and president Pat Riley were "as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade", per Wojnarowski.
"I love Jimmy, man", Teague said Wednesday.