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Timberwolves star Butler has minor surgery on hand

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

The Timberwolves announced Thursday that Butler had the elective procedure on Tuesday. 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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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler22.2
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.3
Assists: Jeff Teague7.0
FG%: Taj Gibson57.7%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.97
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.40
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.3 (17)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 23.9 (21)
FG%: 47.5% (29)
FT%: 77.9% (24)
3P%: 36.6% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.5 (8)
Rebounds: 42.0 (24)
Assists: 22.7 (19)
FG%: 47.6% (5)
FT%: 80.4% (2)
3P%: 35.7% (19)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Portland 49 33 .598 --
x-Oklahoma City 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Utah 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Minnesota 47 35 .573 2.0
Denver 46 36 .561 3.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/8/2018 James Nunnally Signed as Free Agent
8/1/2018 C.J. Williams Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
7/26/2018 Anthony Tolliver Signed as Free Agent
7/11/2018 Derrick Rose Re-Signed
7/10/2018 Keita Bates-Diop Signed as Draft Pick
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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