Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

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When practice concluded, Butler stormed out of the facility and skipped stretching with the rest of his teammates, league sources said. The bad news is he reportedly was acting out. "I'm just focusing right now on whoever is here because you have to understand we have a strong group of guys that come in here, put a lot of time and work in".

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

Butler was not made available to speak to the media after practice. He dominated the gym in every way.

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Butler is believed to have experienced some issues with Wiggins and especially Towns last season.

Either way, Butler had previously refused Thibodeau's request to re-join the team, according to multiple reports from The Athletic.

Jimmy Butler just returned. The Heat and president Pat Riley were "as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade", per Wojnarowski.

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The catch: Minnesota's asking price is a bit too steep, as Fusaro indicates the Wolves would like to get both Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker back in a deal for Butler, which doesn't quite jive with what the Rockets would want to do.

Information from ESPN's Chris Herring was used in this report. While the Miami Heat are first on his list of landing spots, the Houston, Texas native has been part of numerous trade conversations, but no agreement has been reached. Butler is said to prefer the Heat over all other potential destinations. 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.

At one point, Butler found himself guarding Towns in the post.

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