Report: Wolves’ Butler to skip media day, start of training camp

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler drives to the basket ahead of Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. (Jim Mone/AP)

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler has been given permission to skip media day and will be unavailable for on-court activities at the start of training camp, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski.

The decision comes as no surprise on the heels of the all-star requesting a trade from the Wolves and naming the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers as his preferred destinations.

Butler was acquired by the Wolves just a season ago from the Chicago Bulls, averaging 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and two steals per game for the 2017-18 season.

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