Wolves’ Butler out with upper respiratory infection

Jimmy Butler rejoined Andrew Wiggins and the rest of the Timberwolves for practice Wednesday.

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game on Wednesday due a upper respiratory infection.

The Wolves (2-2) take on the Detroit Pistons (2-2) and look to bounce back from last night’s home loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Butler’s presence was clearly missed on the defensive end, as Minnesota gave up a whopping 130 points to a Pacers squad playing without its best player, center Myles Turner.

The 6-8 swingman has gotten off to a slow start in his first three games with the Wolves, averaging just 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 39.5 percent from the floor.

Shabazz Muhammad will most likely replace Butler in the Wolves’ starting lineup again and join Jeff TeagueAndrew WigginsKarl-Anthony Towns and Taj Gibson.