Tom Thibodeau remains determined to get Jimmy Butler back with the Minnesota Timberwolves if a trade doesn't materialize.
The Wolves and Miami Heat have engaged on a Butler trade for several days. Minnesota's dialogue with other teams has been limited.
Butler hasn't made a final decision on when he'll join the Wolves to practice, but he doesn't plan to miss regular season games if he's healthy.
Butler requested a trade from the Wolves before the start of camp.