Kevin Garnett says Jimmy Butler saga is a 'sh--- storm'

Pat Riley

Pat Riley

The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to strike a deal centered around Jimmy Butler for weeks, following the All-Star guards demand to be traded.

"As to what has been reported in the past 24 hours, I have too much respect for Tom Thibodeau and all that he's accomplished in this league".

"There's been a couple of different incarnations of this deal".

The first incarnation of the trade reportedly featured Gorgui Dieng, who the Heat were reluctant to take back due to his massive contract that spans until 2021. I'm just hoping they can get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same patch and figure it out. The medicals were exchanged, which, really, generally in the National Basketball Association means this is a done deal. And then, Thibs called back and wanted more picks. "And Pat Riley, literally, I was told, called him a motherbleeper and hung up the phone", said Sedano. He can be disruptive, but I don't know if he actually had the clout to come out and do that.

Yahoo Sports has also reported that the Timberwolves had an all player meeting yesterday when they found out that practice was supposedly cancelled. Clearly, that didn't sit well with the legendary Riley, especially when he thought the deal was done.

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The Timberwolves have had talks with several teams.

The famed franchise player spoke with The Athletic about the verbal taunts that Butler made upon his return to Timberwolves' practice Wednesday.

After reports surfaced that Miami president Pat Riley had used profanity in trade negotiations with Minnesota, he issued a statement denying the allegations.

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after a morning shootaround that Butler remained in Minneapolis to "work on his conditioning".

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