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Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler ruled out Sunday vs. Trail Blazers

The Jimmy Butler headache in Minnesota got a little more intense Sunday.

The 29-year-old forward was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Trail Blazers after stating earlier this week that it would be his choice whether or not he participated in back-to-back games.

In Butler’s place, Derrick Rose could earn another start after he scored a career-high 50 points last week.

Jimmy Butler will not play tonight due to precautionary rest. Derrick Rose (left ankle soreness) has been upgraded to PROBABLE. #Twolves

Butler, who demanded a trade this offseason, denied reports earlier this week that indicated he was sitting out to force a trade. He said his body is hurting after he missed nearly all of training camp and he doesn’t want any soreness to escalate into injury as he seeks a resolution to his situation with Minnesota. 

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“They don’t know how my body feels,” Butler said, via ESPN.com. “So if I’m nicked up, then you can count on that. I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t know what we plan on doing tomorrow. Obviously, I got to get some treatment along with a lot of other guys. But we’ll see whenever Sunday and Monday gets here.”

Butler is playing on a five-year, $92 million deal. The four-time All-Star is averaging 22.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in seven games this season.

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