Jimmy Butler is ready to play in the Timberwolves opener

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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, there is a big chance that the Minnesota Timberwolves small forward, Jimmy Butler, will play in the season opener against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old player missed the greater part of the team’s training camp and preseason games. His reunion with the team on Wednesday over with the scandal.

On Sunday, the four-time NBA All-Star practiced with the Timberwolves again and spoke to the media afterward about his recent issues.

Butler said, per ESPN: “A lot of it is true. You have to think … I haven’t played basketball in so long…And I’m so passionate. And I love the game. And I don’t do it for any other reason except to compete and go up against the best to try to prove that I can hang.

So all of my emotion came out at one time. Was it the right way to do it? No. But I can’t control that when I’m out there competing. That’s my love of the game. That’s raw me. Me at my finest, my purest. That’s what you’re going to get inside the lines”.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will play against the Spurs in San Antonio in their season opener on Wednesday.