Jimmy Butler

#23 SF / Minnesota Timberwolves / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-8 Weight: 236 lb Age: 28 College: Marquette

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Undergoes minor hand procedure

    Jimmy Butler underwent an elective right hand procedure Tuesday, but has already returned to offseason activities.It wasn't previously reported that Butler was dealing with any sort of hand injury, so Tuesday's procedure does come as a bit of a surprise. That said, the fact that Butler has already been cleared to participate in offseason activities suggests the surgery was extremely minor and shouldn't impact his availability for the start of training camp. Butler reportedly turned down a four-year, $110 million extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this offseason, but he's still set to be the team's go-to option heading into the upcoming campaign after averaging 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 three-pointers during his first year in Minnesota.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Turns down extension offer

    Jimmy Butler, according to Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, has turned down a four-year, $110 million extension from Minnesota, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News reports.Butler, who played his first season with the Wolves last year, has a $19.8 million player option for the 2019-20 season. He'll presumably turn that down as well, opting into free agency with an opportunity to explore more options. Prior to tearing his meniscus in late February, the four-time All-Star averaged 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from deep. His shooting percentage and steals per game both represented career highs. Considering his future with the team is now in limbo, it's possible the Timberwolves begin exploring trade options for Butler if there's fear he will leave in the summer of 2019.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Won't need offseason procedure

    Coach Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler's knee injury in Game 5 against the Rockets was simply soreness and that he won't need any sort of procedure during the offseason, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.Butler had surgery on his right knee at the end of February, eventually forcing him to sit out 17 games while going through the recovery process. He was cleared for the final few outings of the regular season and for the playoffs, seeing a full workload against the Rockets for all but the final game of their first-round series. Coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed Monday that his star wing wasn't dealing with anything more than some soreness in his knee and Butler will be able to avoid any sort of procedure, so look for him to be fully ready by the time training camp arrives. Butler is set to make $18.7 million next season and he should once again serve as one of the Minnesota Timberwolves' go-to options.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Sits out fourth quarter with knee soreness

    Coach Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler didn't play in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Rockets because of soreness in his surgically repaired knee, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.This could help explain Butler's relatively quiet night, as he finished with just 10 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block across 30 minutes as the Minnesota Timberwolves were eliminated from the playoffs. The 28-year-old returned from right knee surgery late in the season and didn't have much time to get up to speed before the postseason, so some soreness isn't all too surprising.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Frustrated in home loss Monday

    Jimmy Butler tallied 19 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes during Monday's 119-100 loss to the Rockets.Butler appeared very frustrated throughout the Game Four loss, finishing with 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting. The Wolves were right with the Rockets at the half but gave up 50 points in the third quarter to basically take themselves out of the equation. Butler played 38 minutes in the loss so the ankle tweak from the last game did not seem to be a factor. He is going to need to bring his A-game if the Wolves hope to steal Game Five on Wednesday.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Magnificent in home victory

    Jimmy Butler compiled 28 points (10-19 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and one steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's 121-105 victory over the Rockets.Butler appeared rejuvenated in Saturday's home victory, leading the team with 28 points in 42 minutes of action. He seemed to have been hobbled by a number of injuries in the first two games of the series but looked much better in this one. He did appear to injure his ankle at one point but played through it and looked fine down the stretch. The Wolves are going to need to keep up the intensity if they hope to tie things up in the next game on Monday.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Sees just 25 minutes in Game 2 loss

    Jimmy Butler totaled 11 points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during Minnesota's 102-82 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.Butler's numbers were depressed for the second time in as many games to open the series, although Wednesday's downturn was more a function of reduced playing time than anything else. The versatile wing, like most of his first-unit mates, has been seen his series numbers fall well below his season metrics thus far, which has led to the Minnesota Timberwolves' precarious 2-0 hole. Butler will need to be much more involved and productive in Saturday's Game 3 on his home floor for Minnesota to have any chance of success.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Sluggish from the field in Game 1 loss

    Jimmy Butler produced 13 points (4-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 36 minutes during Minnesota's 104-101 loss to the Rockets during Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.Butler's numbers across the board were relatively modest, and his misfire on a would-be game-tying three-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining essentially sealed the Minnesota Timberwolves' fate. The seven-year veteran did prove the fitness of his previously injured knee over the tail end of the regular season, during which he averaged 21.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.7 steals across 29.0 minutes over three games. Therefore, it wouldn't be surprising to see Butler bounce back with better numbers across the board during Wednesday's Game 2.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Takes on huge role in crucial win

    Jimmy Butler scored 31 points (10-21 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-13 FT) while adding five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 42 minutes during Wednesday's 112-106 win over the Nuggets.Butler led the team in shot attempts and got to the line with regularity to lead the way in scoring. He'd played exactly 23 minutes in each of his previous two games since returning from along injury layoff, but he pushed himself down the stretch and played a large part in the team's overtime surge to clinch a spot in the playoffs. This prime time performance concludes Butler's season with averages of 22.1 pints, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and two steals per game, but most importantly he helped the franchise to its first playoff birth since 2005.

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    Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Scores 15 points in Monday's win

    Jimmy Butler chipped in 15 points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-11 FT), three assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 23 minutes during Monday's 113-94 win over the Grizzlies.Butler saw the same minute total that he did in Friday's return to the lineup, and again provided pretty well-rounded production. The winner of Wednesday's season finale versus the Nuggets will earn the final playoff spot up for grabs in the Western Conference, so Butler could end up seeing more minutes in that one following these last two blowout victories.

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