Where do things stand with Jimmy Butler's trade request?

Associated Press

Part of the reason for Butler's frustration in Minnesota stemmed from the perceived "nonchalant" attitudes of young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, which seemingly came up again Wednesday in the practice.

"At one point during the scrimmage, Butler turned to GM Scott Layden and screamed, 'You (bleeping) need me".

Jimmy Butler's first practice back with the Timberwolves since his trade demand apparently wasn't short on drama. At times, Butler has been working out away from the team at the facility since his trade request three weeks ago. All along, Butler has been clear that while he wants to be traded, he does not plan to miss regular season games, which would mean forfeiting those game checks.

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Minnesota had shared Butler's medical information with Miami late last week, sources said, a typical last step before finalizing a trade. That deal fell apart, but the trade talks may be restarting soon, according to ESPN. A deal that would've shipped him to the Heat almost came to fruition over the weekend, but those talks fell apart despite the Heat's efforts to build a package around young players and draft picks. The Heat reportedly pushed the Timberwoles to "accept a revised offer" for Butler with a deal potentially centered around center Bam Adebayo, guard Josh Richardson and a first-round pick. The Heat remain the lone legitimate suitor for Butler as of Wednesday afternoon as the Timberwolves have reportedly "had no serious, active talks with any other team".

Jimmy Butler returned to Minnesota on Wednesday, and the jilted star made his presence felt. Tucker and were shot down fast (Houston does not want to put Tucker in a trade).

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