Butler aggressively re-joins Wolves; Heat ready to talk trade

Report: Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor rejected Heat’s Jimmy Butler trade offer that included Josh Richardson, protected 1st-round pick

Barring a change in the dwindling trade market between now and the season opener in San Antonio on October 17, the Timberwolves are making preparations to start the season with Butler on the roster, league sources said...

Minnesota and Miami were in the "11th hour" of trade talks, according to Wojnarowski, but the deal fell apart as the Timberwolves "pushed late for a sweeter return" in a potential trade.

There has been hope among the Minnesota front office, coaching staff and some teammates that Butler would rejoin the team, but it remained to be seen what, if anything, Butler would do on the court with the Wolves on Wednesday.

According to one source, Butler and a "team of third-stringers" beat the Wolves' starters in a scrimmage.

Butler arguably is a top 10 National Basketball Association player. 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.

Some have speculated that could mean Butler would come back to play with Minny in the next few days, I seriously doubt that and I don't think anyone should humor that idea.

Moving onto other big Woj news, the Miami Heat are re-interested in Jimmy Butler.

Butler made an appearance at the Timberwolves facility for the first time this offseason on Monday, per The Athletic's Jon Krawczyinski. He averaged 12.9 points in 81 starts last season. According to ESPN's Stefano Fusaro, the Timberwolves reportedly asked for Tucker and shooting guard Eric Gordon in a trade involving the 29-year old guard.

Sources told Wojnarowski that Butler was emotional and targeted head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden, as well as teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

The T-Wolves' first game of the season is on Wednesday when they visit the San Antonio Spurs.

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