Wolves’ Butler underwent right hand procedure

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 underwent a successful elective right hand procedure on Tuesday, the team announced.

Butler has already returned to offseason activities.

The All-Star swingman turned down the Timberwolves’ four-year, $110 million extension on July 13. Butler is slated to make $18.7 million next season and has a player option for 2019. More money is available to Butler if he plays out his contract and enters the open market in 2019.

The Wolves acquired Butler last summer from the Chicago Bulls on draft night. In 59 games this past season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists, shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from three.

Butler suffered a torn right meniscus in late February and underwent surgery. He did return near the end of the season and helped the Wolves make the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.