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Jimmy Butler (Min)

Jimmy Butler (Min)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jimmy Butler (knee) tallied 18 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-8 FT), two rebounds, one assist and four steals across 23 minutes in Friday's 113-96 win over the Lakers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed Jimmy Butler (knee) is a "go" for Friday's matchup with the Lakers, Shahan Ahmed of NBC4 Los Angeles reports.

Jimmy Butler (knee) is listed as Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com for Friday's game against the Lakers.

Jimmy Butler (knee) plans to make his return to the lineup Friday against the Lakers, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.

Jimmy Butler (knee) was available to play but never took the floor in Thursday's 100-96 loss to the Nuggets.

Jimmy Butler (knee) is available to play Thursday against the Nuggets, Kyle Ratke of the Timberwolves' official site reports.

Jimmy Butler (knee) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with the Nuggets, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.

Jimmy Butler (knee) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

Jimmy Butler (knee) went through full-contact, five-on-five work Monday, and remains on track to return prior to the postseason, Sam Amick of USA Today reports.

Jimmy Butler (knee) has been cleared to participate in contact drills, the Star Tribune reports.

Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that Jimmy Butler (knee) is improving rapidly, but has yet to receive clearance for contact, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Even once he's cleared by the doctors for contact, there is another step after that," Thibodeau said. "As I told him, this is big picture. When you're ready to go, then we go."

Jimmy Butler (knee) was observed shooting during Tuesday's practice, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic Minnesota reports.