The Jimmy Butler/Minnesota Timberwolves saga continues as he returns to Minnesota for the first time since requesting to be traded this offseason. For the lack of better words, this relationship seems to have taken a page out of David Ruffin and The Temptations book.
Per Adrian Wojnarowski, Jimmy Buckets took the third-stringers and beat the starters in a scrimmage. It was also reported that at one point he turned to Timberwolves GM Scott Layden and yelled, "You f--king need me. You can't win without me."
All-Star Jimmy Butler participated in Minnesota's practice, a session that included him verbally challenging teammates, coaches and front office, league sources told ESPN. Butler was vociferous and emotional at times, targeting Thibodeau/Layden/Towns/Wiggins. Story soon on ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 10, 2018
At one point in a scrimmage, sources said, Butler turned to GM Scott Layden and screamed, "You (bleeping) need me. You can't win without me." Butler left teammates and coaches largely speechless. He dominated the gym in every way. Jimmy's back.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 10, 2018
Jimmy is expected to sitdown with Rachel Nichols on SportsCenter at 6 pm ET, to explain what all took place at practice today.
"All my emotion came out at one time."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 10, 2018
Jimmy Butler sat down with @Rachel__Nichols to talk about today's practice and what led to it. See more on SportsCenter at 6 ET and NBA Countdown at 7 ET 📺 pic.twitter.com/znPpDwyW9y
In the words of David Ruffin, "aint nobody coming to see you [Wiggins]!"