Jimmy Butler’s request to trade fell apart at the last minute, so when rocking up to Timberwolves training camp on Wednesday, reports say he came in on fire.

Butler Reportedly taunted Scott Layden, yelling, “You fucking need me! You can’t win without me.”

It was Butler’s first practice with the team since requesting a trade three weeks ago.


In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Butler admitted to the reports.

“A lot of it is true,” he said. “I haven’t played basketball in so long. I’m so passionate. I don’t do it for any reason but to compete. All my emotion came out in one time. Was it the right way? No! But I can’t control that when I’m out there competing. That’s raw me, me at my finest, me at my purest. Inside the lines.”

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