Jimmy Butler has had a big day. First, he returned to Timberwolves practice for the first time since his mid-September trade request with a BANG. He teamed up with the Wolves' third-stringers and took down the starters, all the while going after star players Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins on the court, as well as head coach Tom Thibodeau and General Manager Scott Layden verbally on the sidelines. Then, he sat down with ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols for an exclusive interview about what went on today as well as during his offseason, including the thought process behind his trade request.
Butler has certainly proven that he can hang with just about anyone in the league, and he remains unapologetic about his passion at practice throughout the interview.
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.
Jimmy Butler just returned. And it looks like he's just getting started.