The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves have been making an attempt to strike a deal centered round Jimmy Butler for weeks, following the All-Star guards demand to be traded. The two groups had been reportedly very near finishing a commerce final week, however proposed adjustments from Minnesota created a “breakdown” in negotiations, based on Marc Stein of The New York Times.
ESPN’s Jorge Sedano just lately revealed some particulars of how the commerce fell half, together with an fascinating bit about Pat Riley calling Tom Thibodeau a motherfucker earlier than hanging up on the Wolves’ head coach and President of Basketball Operations.
Sedano says (H/T Deadspin):
Meanwhile, Butler has rejoined his teammates in Minnesota as the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA season is only one week away. The Timberwolves will open up the season on the highway in San Antonio subsequent Wednesday, October 17.