Timberwolves star Butler has minor surgery on hand

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 27, 2018 08:06 AM
Timberwolves star Butler has minor surgery on hand
FILE - SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dribbles the ball up court against the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China at Shenzhen Universidade. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler has undergone minor surgery on his right hand.

The Timberwolves announced Thursday (Friday, PHL time) that Butler had the elective procedure on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The team said Butler has already returned to offseason activities.

Butler, who missed 21 games last season with an injury to his right knee, averaged 22.2 points per game for the Timberwolves after arriving in a trade with Chicago. He helped lead the Wolves to their first postseason appearance since 2004. Butler can opt out of his contract and become a free agent after the upcoming season.

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