Report: Jimmy Butler Reiterates Trade Desire in Meeting with Tom Thibodeau

Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler met with president/coach Tom Thibodeau on Monday to reiterate his desire to be traded, per Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Butler returned to Minnesota for the meeting, having been away from the team amid the preseason.

According to a previous report, a potential deal that would’ve sent Butler to Miami “fell apart” over the weekend after the Wolves pushed for more.

Butler has said that he does not intend to miss action if he is not traded, and Minnesota is apparently preparing to start the season with him on the roster:

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