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Riley: Heat ‘pulling the plug’ on Butler trade talks

Miami Heat president of basketball operations Pat Riley told the team’s players that he is “pulling the plug” on trade talks involving Jimmy Butler, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. Butler, the disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves star, requested a trade before finally reporting for the start of his final season before he hits free agency. Discussions between Minnesota and Miami reportedly hit a snag last week.

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DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23

DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn’t want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn’t received a trade he’s requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota. DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.

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Jimmy Butler’s first game back with the Timberwolves wasn’t quite the disaster some were expecting

It looks like Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves might really be doing this. After an offseason that could be charitably described as “tense,” in which Butler held out from the team, cursed out the team and asked out of the team, Butler and th…

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Report: Tom Thibodeau raised asking price for Jimmy Butler after infamous practice

Amidst widespread speculation they had to trade Butler after that, the Tom Thibodeau-run Timberwolves put out word they considered it their best practice of the year. The Timberwolves are in a though spot. Butler is an excellent player, but everyone kn…

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Timberwolves star Wiggins to donate $22 for every point this NBA season

Andrew Wiggins’ fifth NBA season will be a charitable one. The Minnesota Timberwolves star has vowed to donate $22 for every point scored this season to help underprivileged children gain better access to organised sports. Wiggins finished in 2017-18 with 1,452 points, which would equate to a donation of more than $31,000 if he maintains the same pace this campaign.

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Jimmy Butler: Ready to Play and ‘Go to War With My Soldiers’ Before Wolves’ Season-Opener

Jimmy Butler appeared at ease while fielding questions from reporters before the Timberwolves’ season-opener against the Spurs inside San Antonio’s AT&T Center. Butler, donning a black Los Angeles Dodgers cap and a gray Jumpman sweatshirt, calmly answered a handful of inquiries during a two-minute interview session. “No nerves,” Butler said when asked how he felt ahead of Wednesday’s matchup.

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Timberwolves owner confirms every bit of awkwardness in the Jimmy Butler drama

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is comfortable in the most awkward of basketball positions. While discussing the Jimmy Butler trade demand fiasco that’s unfolding in the Twin Cities, Kevin Garnett told a national television audience watching the NBA’s o…

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Wolves owner on Thibodeau: ‘I have faith in him’

After a rocky preseason that included sparring for control with coach Tom Thibodeau, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor extended an olive branch. Taylor said Thibodeau has his full support and his job is not on the line this season. Taylor and Th…

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Wolves owner on Thibodeau: ‘I have faith in him’

After a rocky preseason that included sparring for control with coach Tom Thibodeau, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor extended an olive branch. Taylor said Thibodeau has his full support and his job is not on the line this season. Taylor and Th…

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Andrew Wiggins Will Donate $22 For Every Point He Scores This Season to Underprivileged Children

Wiggins wears the No. 22 jersey for Minnesota. I’m proud to announce that this season I’ll be donating $22 for every point I score towards supporting underprivileged children who face barriers in participating in organized sports. Last season, Wiggins …

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Glen Taylor says Tom Thibodeau’s job isn’t in danger

Jimmy Butler is a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, at least until the team finds a suitable trade partner. It seems the talks between the Wolves and the Miami Heat have gone dormant, and there isn’t an openly-interested party in sight. Meanwhile, …

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Wolves owner: Butler to play hard while awaiting trade

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and disgruntled swingman Jimmy Butler have reached something of a truce. Speaking Tuesday to the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, which he also owns, Taylor said he assured Butler that the team would continue seeking to fulfill the player’s request for a trade, and that Butler agreed he would play hard for the Timberwolves as long as he is with the club. “The latest is he is going to be going to practice every day, which he has been, and plans to play in games,” Taylor told his newspaper.

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Andrew Wiggins will donate $22 for every point he scores to help kids get access to sports

Andrew Wiggins has even more motivation to score points this season. Amid all the drama surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves, one player is trying to do something positive. Andrew Wiggins will donate $22 for every point he scores this season to help …

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Kevin Garnett says Glen Taylor ‘doesn’t know s—t about basketball’ (VIDEO)

Kevin Garnett is a Minnesota Timberwolves legend. Jimmy Butler saga is still happening in Minnesota, and Garnett has of course been pulled into service to give commentary as both a concerned party and as a knowledgeable source. Garnett said recently th…

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Timberwolves Owner Says Jimmy Butler Will Be Fully Committed to Minnesota Until Traded

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the Star Tribune Tuesday that the organization has reached an understanding with veteran guard Jimmy Butler. After a few drama-filled weeks since Butler requested a trade from Minnesota in September, Taylor sat down …

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Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler’s trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. ”I’m planning on playing him, and if he feels good he’ll be ready to go,” Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said after an abbreviated practice on Tuesday, before the team departed for the airport for the trip.

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Jimmy Butler reportedly interested in the Sixers

Just when you thought the Sixers completely avoided the Jimmy Butler saga, here we are. In his season predictions, Zach Lowe of ESPN had this interesting nugget on Butler and the Sixers. Philly would be a different story, and Butler has eyes for them, …

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The 6 Things We’re Watching This NBA Season

Another NBA season gets underway tonight, and aside from the obvious question — can the Warriors piece together three consecutive championships? Will the Timberwolves overcome the drama to reach the playoffs again? Minnesota coach and team president To…

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With His Holdout, Le’Veon Bell Rips a Page from the NBA Playbook

Le’Veon Bell is apparently going to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly. The Steelers are off this weekend, which gives Bell plenty of time to reintroduce himself to his teammates, though there may be some confusion. Most of them, like most of us…

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Phoenix Suns Sign Jamal Crawford to One-Year Deal

Veteran guard Jamal Crawford has signed a one-year contract with the Suns, according to Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. The 38 year-old Crawford will receive the veteran’s minimum of $2.4 million for the 2018-19 season. Ths Suns will be Crawford’s eighth team, and the upcoming season will be his 19th.

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