Riley refutes reports he called Thibodeau a 'motherf-----' following trade talks

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Butler's practice on Wednesday was the stuff of legends, with him reportedly yelling at GM Scott Layden "You f*****g need me, Scott".

Paul George, no stranger to uncomfortable situations with National Basketball Association management, said on Friday that he has spoken with Jimmy Butler about what's happening in Minnesota and is firmly on his side.

You can look at this one of two ways; Riley is eager to re-engage the Timberwolves and, by.

Thibodeau told reporters Butler instead stayed in Minneapolis for conditioning.

"We always had practices like that in Chicago", Gibson added. I would say s*** at Flip [Saunders].

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Was what Butler did on Wednesday - at practice and later in doing an ESPN interview "team-first" behavior? "Our conversations have been nothing but cordial and I have never used that kind of language in negotiations, but I do admit to telling Danny Ainge to ...", Riley said in a statement through a team spokesman, acknowledging trade talks with Minnesota. "But do I think so? No".

Center Karl-Anthony Towns just said that he's grateful to be playing.

There was no reason to drag this saga out for weeks, knowing that eventually Butler would return to the team and cause even more drama.

"Who's the most talented player on our team? KAT". "It's not uncommon when players scrimmage that there will be some talk, so it was competitive". "You're always striving for it to be as good as possible".

Butler has been angling for a trade - but a deal is yet to materialise. However, point guard Jeff Teague went on Twitter to call that report "fake news", saying there was no such meeting. "For us it's early on and the challenge is not to get distracted, to get ready for the season". At every turn, however, it has appeared as though Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau has gotten in the way. The Timberwolves reached the playoffs last season and lost to Houston in the first round. "The biggest job of a leader, in my eyes, is to unite and inspire". The way you confront is important, but if you do confront, don't beat down. The finalized version of the trade involving Richardson, Waiters, and a protected first-round pick was reportedly agreed to before Thibodeau chose to get greedy.

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