Paul George explains why he's on Jimmy Butler's side

Report: Heat's Riley cussed out Wolves' Thibodeau

"As to what has been reported in the past 24 hours, I have too much respect for Tom Thibodeau and all that he's accomplished in the league".

Riley said that all conversations "have been nothing but cordial".

Some have questioned Thibodeau's willingness to trade Butler as he is likely coaching for his job this season and it's unlikely the Timberwolves will improve in the short-term if they trade away their best player. The first one, the Heat didn't want to take back Gorgui Dieng. I'm just hoping they can get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same patch and figure it out.

"So they finally relented on Josh Richardson, they were giving them Josh Richardson".

"The medicals were exchanged, which generally means this is a done deal", said Sedano on the Mason and Ireland radio show.

"Thibs called back and wanted more picks. And Pat Riley literally-I was told-called him a motherbleeper and hung up the phone". I'm going to be honest, if your No. 1 priority isn't winning, people can tell.

"Danny Ainge needs to shut the up and manage his own team". He can be disruptive, but I don't know if he actually had the clout to come out and do that.

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The Timberwolves canceled practice on Thursday, although Butler told Nichols he did meet with his teammates.

The Timberwolves have had talks with several teams.

Butler's request to be traded from the Timberwolves was made public three weeks ago.

Pat Riley responded to the reports with a two-tweet statement posted to the Heat's official account on Friday evening.

The Butler Saga will continue to unfold in front of our eyes, with the Timberwolves' first regular season game on Wednesday, Oct. 17 against the Spurs. He can sign a four-year, $141 million deal with a new team in free agency.

Thibodeau said he's in the Twin Cities working on his conditioning.

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