Pat Riley "Pulling The Plug" On Jimmy Butler Trade Talks

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 20, 2018

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has spoken about the Jimmy Butler situation and finally weighed in.

"The latest is he [Butler] is going to be going to practice every day, which he has been, and plans to play in games", said Taylor, who also owns the Star Tribune.

One game is obviously a super small sample size and the unorthodox training camp the team had amidst the Butler trade saga could be a reason for the slow start Wednesday night, but Minnesota was simply unprepared for the Spurs' challenge.

Taylor told Hartman that Butler's demand made a few weeks ago was the first time he'd heard about the All-Star wanting to be traded, even though Butler has said he told Minnesota that shortly after the team's season ended. The 76ers have the assets to make this trade work and become one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association.

Taylor was asked if Thibodeau is coaching for his job.

Thibodeau has three years remaining on a five-year, $40-million contract he signed in 2016.

Taylor and Thibodeau disagreed over whether to trade disgruntled star Jimmy Butler, with Thibodeau trying to reconcile with Butler and Taylor demanding to trade him. Two, he does not want to lose leverage in trade talks by making it seem like they're desperate to let him go.

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