The Timberwolves announced guard Jimmy Butler had minor surgery on his shooting hand this week, a procedure that should not sideline him for any length of time.
According to the Wolves, Butler “underwent a successful, elective right hand procedure on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. 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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.