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Jimmy Butler returns to Minnesota Timberwolves lineup after missing 4 games

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star guard Jimmy Butler returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ lineup Saturday night after missing four games with soreness in his right knee. Butler worked out before the game against Brooklyn, getting final clearance to make his return. Butler was named an All-Star for the fourth consecutive season. He’s averaging 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists in ...

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Paul George to replace Demarcus Cousins on Team LeBron in 2018 NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET). > Complete Coverage of All-Star 2018 George earned ...

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Report: Thunder guard Andre Roberson ruptures patella tendon against Pistons

Thunder guard Andre Roberson was taken off the court via gurney in Detroit after suffering what ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting to be a ruptured patella tendon in his left leg.  Source: Preliminary report on OKC’s Andre Roberson: ruptured patellar tendon. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/9574072064540… NBA.com: News

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Lakers say Lonzo suffering from MCL sprain, in no rush to bring him back

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Los Angeles Lakers disclosed Saturday that the injury that’s kept Lonzo Ball out of action since Jan. 13 is a minor MCL sprain. With a typical timetable of one-to-three weeks, Ball could return to action soon, but coach Luke Walton maintains there is no rush. “We are still training and approaching it as if ...

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