​When the Wolves are away, Butler will play. That appears to be the message that All-Star Jimmy Butler is sending to Minnesota as he continues to work out at the team's facility daily as the rest of the Timberwolves are on the west coast.

The talented 29-year-old has ​requested a trade from Minnesota, and has thus far refused to join the team. This latest move highlights his increasing desire to play basketball, as long as it's not for the Timberwolves.

Butler is reportedly frustrated with how his request is being handled, and it all doesn't look like it's going to be amended any time soon. Multiple teams have emerged as suitors for Butler, including the ​Houston Rockets, but so far no potential deal has gained serious traction.

Right now, Butler and Minnesota are stuck in a stalemate. Neither one wants to budge, which could result in even more unwanted drama for the Wolves. Both sides want this to get resolved, but their ideas of resolution appear to be completely different from one another.

Butler will continue to stay in great shape, while trolling his teammates in their facility while they are out of town. Whether a trade gets done or not largely depends on Minnesota's asking price, which is currently too steep for most teams to take seriously, including Butler's preferred Miami Heat.

It's impossible to know how this debacle will play out, but NBA fans are going to want to follow this story closely. If Butler gets dealt to a plausible contender, then even the Warriors will have to take notice this season.