|Oct. 20 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 13 points Friday on 5-of-14 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Utah Jazz 100-97. Butler grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 38:35 of playing time. He added five steals.
Analysis: The five thefts helped salvage an otherwise ordinary stat line for Butler, who's opened his Timberwolves' tenure by recording a rather modest 25 points on 10-of-26 shooting through two games. While he'll surely remain a multi-category fantasy contributor, the former Bull may be hard-pressed to duplicate last season's 23.9 points per game with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as new teammates.
|Oct. 19 6:23 AM PT7:23 AM MT8:23 AM CT9:23 AM ET13:23 GMT21:23 6:23 AM MST8:23 AM EST17:23 UAE15:239:23 ET8:23 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the San Antonio Spurs 107-99. Butler grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -19 in his 35:26 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Butler went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: This wasn't exactly the debut that Butler wanted with the Wolves, but it'll take some time before he and his teammates are totally on the same page.