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SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Tom Thibodeau(L) and Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during practice at Shenzhen Gymnasium as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China on October 4, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star Jimmy Butler on Monday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

According to Wojnarowski, Thibodeau hoped to “convince [Butler] to eventually rejoin the team in the preseason.”

The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski reported earlier this month that Butler and Thibodeau had met in Los Angeles, at which point Butler made it clear he wanted a trade out of Minnesota.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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