Butler to sit out with “illness” tonight against Bucks, day after Houston offered 4 first-round picks for him
No Jimmy Butler-Giannis Antetokounmpo matchup tonight.
The Milwaukee Bucks chances to get to 4-0 tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves are much improved since Jimmy Butler is sitting out with an apparent illness.
The news comes at a peculiar time, however, as reports Thursday were the Houston Rockets had offered four first-round picks or the small forward, who wants out of Minnesota.
It will be the second game Bulter has sat out already this season.
Butler is averaging 24.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.8 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.3 turnovers this season.
Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, leads the team averaging 28.5 points, 16.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 5.5 turnovers and 1.8 blocks, along with 1.0 steal.