After Jimmy Butler outbursts, Timberwolves cancel practice
But Minnesota won’t give him that opportunity.
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic:
Timberwolves will not practice today. No media availability. Of course— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) October 11, 2018
Thibs just lamented on Friday how the preseason schedule had allowed little practice time for a team in desperate need of it. They practiced twice this week in four days.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) October 11, 2018
So much for the Timberwolves viewing yesterday as their best practice of the year.
Even in a league full of coaches who believe their instruction is essential, Timberwolves president-coach Tom Thibodeau values practice more than most. For him to skip a day of practicing is huge.
Something has to give. Minnesota can’t keep losing training days like this. The Timberwolves must either trade Butler or return to on-court work.
But today will at least be a reprieve for Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, whom Butler has a history of tormenting/trying to inspire and whom Butler targeted yesterday.