Wolves’ Butler suffers knee injury; MRI awaits

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler requested a trade more than a month ago but the team has been unable to work out a deal.

Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler suffered a non-contact right knee injury in Friday’s 120-102 loss to the Houston Rockets and was forced to exit the game.

Butler was unable to put any weight on his right leg and needed help to the locker room.

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that Butler will undergo an MRI in Minnesota on Saturday, while Yahoo Sports is reporting X-rays on Butler’s knee returned negative.

Butler is the Wolves’ best player and leader. He entered Friday averaging 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists.