What Jeff Teague's Deleted Instagram Post With Jimmy Butler Said

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NBA Commish Adam Silver has obviously been following the drama between Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves. and tells TMZ Sports, "They gotta work it out".

The Timberwolves have had talks with several teams since Butler made the request - including Miami - and almost got a deal done with the Heat over the weekend.

Thibodeau, the Wolves' coach and president of basketball operations, said in late September that Butler's trade request hadn't come until the previous week. I'm going to be honest, if your number one priority isn't winning, people can tell.

Butler spoke with ESPN's Rachel Nichols on Wednesday afternoon to explain his actions during practice. We aren't burning his jersey, but we are calling it like it is, just as Butler has said he likes to do with his teammates and his coaches.

Days ago, multiple news outlets reported that a trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat for Jimmy Butler had fallen apart.

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The Timberwolves did not practice Thursday after Wednesday's eventful session with Butler.

Minnesota's front office stood firm in their desire to keep Butler and reportedly shut down inquires from opposing teams, per Wojnarowski.

Butler said all of Nichols' information was accurate but added, "it's not about money".

The T-Wolves didn't want this circus to get any more out of control than it now is, so they made a decision to cancel practice Thursday. The disgruntled All-Star showed up to Wednesday's practice, berated everyone and humiliated the starters.

Still, the team could look to Phoenix, who just fired their General Manager, as a possible spot to unload players. "Whenever opening night happens, we'll go out there and play with who we've got". It could be. Do I think so? No. "That's really all I've got to say about that". This is my first interview - I haven't said anything to anybody, but when it comes out, it comes out.