December 18, 2017, 1:00 pm
Jimmy Butler will test his back in warmups tonight but went through shootaround and is expected to suit up tonight, per Wolves broadcaster Alan Horton.
Butler is a tough guy, as evidenced by his return to the Saturday game in which he injured his back in the first place. He was clutching at his back on the court but it couldn’t stop him from making plays. Consider him safe to use this week, but be careful here since back injuries can be re-aggravated pretty easily. Check back for final word but it’s highly unlikely that Jimmy Buckets will miss much, if any, time.
Update: Jimmy Butler will play on Monday.