Famous journalist Shams Zarania said it was another step in Butlers long struggle to trade himself, and not just a truce against the Jazz, but a longer truce.
Butler began thinking about not playing today yesterday, and insiders said the final decision was made this morning.
The reason for the Timberwolves is ordinary pain, just in case, so let Butler stop. But in fact, Butler himself told Thibodeau that he would not play the game.
However, another well-known journalist, Adrian Vonalovsky, also had some different reports on the incident. He said Butler himself said he did not play today because his body was sore and he planned to return to the game against the Warriors on Saturday.
I dont want to play with pain in the game, I dont want to take any risk of injury, Butler said. People hype about it? Then when I play on the court on Saturday, what do they say?
Butler has been at odds with the Timberwolves since the end of last season. He has been demanding a trade this summer. He is known to be at odds with Dons and Wiggins, but he has not been traded yet.
Early 76 people, the Rockets and the Heat were interested in trading Butler, but all kinds of stagnation, according to league insiders, they all believe that Sibodeau is not ready to seriously discuss the deal.
Warshen reported that Siberdu had discussed todays truce with Butler himself and the Wolvesmedical team.