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Heat still interested in Jimmy Butler who practices with Wolves

Associated Press

Jimmy Butler has had a big day. Per ESPN, the All-Star swingman practiced Wednesday for the first time since his trade request and it was ... interesting.

"Owner Glen Taylor has pushed president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden to find a deal sooner rather than later for Butler, league sources said".

The rest of the interview will go into his summer in greater detail and will be featured on ESPN throughout the night, but you'll probably see the most important parts on social media anyways.

Are we to expect that the Wolves will just trade him anyways? And it looks like he's just getting started.

A combative Jimmy Butler returned to practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday and challenged his teammates and coaching staff, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Butler left teammates and coaches largely speechless".

As the GM watched on the sidelines during a scrimmage, sources said that Butler yelled to Layden: "You f--ing need me, Scott".

Minnesota seems to be in search of the ideal trade for Butler, as the Heat's aforementioned offer seemed beyond fair.

The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski says veteran forward Anthony Tolliver had the following to say regarding Butler's participation in practice: "He was. around". He dominated the gym in every way.

With that in mind, the Heat appear to still be in pursuit.

Three days after the initial trade negotiations fell apart, Miami has not given up in its pursuit of Butler, according to Wojnarowski. Butler is said to prefer the Heat over all other potential destinations.

At one point, Butler found himself guarding Towns in the post.

Butler's friend and current Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017 and it took the Cavs six weeks to pull off a deal.