Wolves rule Butler out for 2nd straight game due to illness
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 26, 2017 07:35 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, left, shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game because of an upper respiratory infection.
The Wolves announced before playing at Detroit on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that Butler won’t play against the Pistons. He sat out on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) at home against Indiana, which blew out the Timberwolves 130-107.
Butler, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Chicago on draft night, has 40 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and six steals over his first three games with the Wolves while shooting 17-for-43 from the floor for 39.5 percent. Shabazz Muhammad started in his place against the Pacers.
Butler has played an entire season only once, in his second year in the NBA with the Bulls, in 2012-13.