Jimmy Butler reportedly called a players-only meeting for the Timberwolves.
Jimmy Butler Holds Players Only Talk After Training Tirade https://t.co/Xr4nvQw2ly
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) October 11, 2018
Minnesota point guard Jeff Teague said NOPE.
@ShamsCharania it wasn’t no players meeting you just made that up bro y’all gotta relax with this fake news
— Jeff Teague (@Teague0) October 11, 2018
Then ESPN confirmed the meeting did take place.
Jimmy Butler confirmed to @Rachel__Nichols that he held a players-only meeting with Timberwolves players on Thursday, a day after he reported to the team for his first practice. pic.twitter.com/I90SyC1LdL
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 11, 2018
Teague then clarified himself. Teague, via Chris Hine of the Minneapolis StarTribune:
“I’ve been around the league,” Teague said. “It’s my 10th year, so I’ve been a part of teams where a lot of things have been going on. It’s part of the game. I don’t think it’s distracting me. It may be distracting some other guys. Either way, man, I love Jimmy. Jimmy is my guy. But if he’s not here, then we’ve got a good team, too.”
Things in Minnesota are bat sh*t crazy.