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Timberwolves star Butler suffers knee injury

24 February 2018

Clippers guard Lou Williams didn't like it when Jimmy Butler of the Minnesota Timberwolves accepted an invitation to the All-Star Game last weekend at Staples Center but then didn't play a single minute in order to rest.

It happened in third quarter of the Timberwolves game against the Houston Rockets.

Rockets center Nene landed on Butler's leg earlier in the play, but Butler appeared to hurt himself while trying to plant with his right leg seconds later.

In a post game update from Head Coach Tom Thibodeau said Butler suffered a right knee injury and will be evaluated with an MRI on Saturday.

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Butler looked to be in serious pain, grabbing his right knee after his leg gave out on a pass to Taj Gibson.

In terms of a nightly basis, Butler is worth about two-to-three points on the betting line. He was named to his fourth-straight All-Star game this year, his first with Minnesota after spending the first six years of his career with the Bulls.

There's no word yet on the extent of Butler's injury. The Timberwolves lost by a point in Chicago on February 9th, so there's no question that both Butler and the team had this game circled for revenge.

Timberwolves star Butler suffers knee injury