Jimmy Butler met with Tom Thibodeau on Monday and reiterated his desire to be traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Butler first requested a trade before the start of training camp and has since been away from the team.

The wolves have had trade conversations with a number of teams with the Miami Heat coming closest to a deal.

It remains unclear if Butler will join the team in practice ahead of the season opener on Oct. 17 at San Antonio if he's not traded by then.

While Thibodeau has resisted the initial trade request, Butler has remained resolute of wanting a deal.