Minnesota Timberwolves level guard Jeff Teague is denying a report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Jimmy Butler held a players-only assembly right now.
According to Charania, Butler expressed to his teammates in the course of the assembly that he would compete with them, because it turns into more and more seemingly that he’ll be with the workforce not less than to begin the common season. Charania additionally reported that a number of gamers spoke up in the course of the assembly however Butler led it, making it identified that his points are with administration.
Shortly after Charania tweeted out these particulars, Teague responded, “it wasn’t no gamers assembly you simply made that up bro y’all gotta calm down with this pretend information.” Minnesota’s participant growth coach John Lucas additionally questioned Charania’s report.
However, Butler had already confirmed to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that the assembly did, in truth, happen on Thursday.
During Wednesday’s follow, Butler reportedly “left teammates and coaches largely speechless” as he dominated the fitness center in each means. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, sources say Butler “verbally challenged” a number of teammates, coaches and members of the entrance workplace, and was “vociferous and emotional at occasions,” as he focused head coach Tom Thibodeau, common supervisor Scott Layden, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
Woj writes: “Butler participated in a number of intrasquad scrimmages, the place he joined the bench models towards the starters and went out of his technique to problem the workforce’s two younger stars, Towns and Wiggins, league sources mentioned. Coaches and gamers had been largely speechless at Butler’s tour de drive all through the exercise, league sources mentioned.”