Thibodeau, Karl-Anthony Towns, Gibson Reflect on Jimmy Butler’s Epic Practice

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 01: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves congratulates teammate Jimmy Butler #23 on drawing a found during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 1, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau and players Karl-Anthony Towns and Taj Gibson addressed the media Friday regarding Jimmy Butler’s behavior at Wednesday’s practice. 

According to Chris Hine of the Star Tribune, Thibodeau provided a diplomatic response in reference to the practice: ”I did expect [Butler] there and some things that have been reported are correct and some are not. It’s not uncommon when players scrimmage that there will be some talk. It was competitive.”

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Butler was heated throughout the practice, and talked trash toward the likes of Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA

October 12, 2018 at 09:56AM


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