Jimmy Butler injury update: Timberwolves star forward reportedly to miss 4 to 6 weeks
Jimmy Butler’s MRI came back negative for a torn ACL, but it did reveal a meniscal injury, the team announced Saturday.
The team did not reveal a timetable for Butler’s return, but Yahoo Sports reported he is expected to have surgery and will miss four to six weeks.
Butler hurt himself on a play where he came down after a rebound on Rockets center Nene. He managed to move a little bit after the play, but after taking a couple of steps he collapsed to the floor in obvious pain.
The precedent has been set. Jason Kidd and Grant Hill did it in 1995, and Elton Brand and Steve Francis did it in 2000. Are we due for another Co-Rookie of the Year duo in 2018?
Mitchell and the Jazz (30-28) have been on fire lately, winning 11 straight games prior to the All-Star break. The rookie is leading Utah in scoring with 19.6 points per game, which is also first among all rookies in the NBA. In addition to his scoring, Mitchell has averaged 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. His performance in the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest has made him even more of a household name.
“Zo returns from injury and will play for the Lakers tomorrow,” the tweet read.
The Cavaliers entered the trade deadline with glaring problems on their roster and exited with a completely new team.
In two seperate deals, they turned Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Channing Frye, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert and their first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft into George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. They then traded Dwyane Wade back to the Heat in a third deal in return for a “heavily protected second-round pick.”
The Cavaliers had the oldest roster in the NBA prior to their dealings on Thursday and clearly wanted to get younger heading into the playoffs. While it is risky to part ways with two starters and four rotational players for four completely new players when there are Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike only 29 games remaining in the regular season, the Cavs should be in better position to America Cheap Jerseys compete this season and beyond as long as LeBron James chooses to stay in Cleveland.