Andrew Wiggins out, Jimmy Butler in as Wolves host Bucks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins will miss his second straight game with a right quadriceps contusion as Minnesota hosts the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
While Wiggins was declared out less than an hour before the game, the Wolves will have Jimmy Butler in the starting lineup. Butler had been considered questionable with an illness.
Wiggins is averaging 15.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season. Butler, who has requested a trade, leads the team with 24.8 points per game and leads the league with 3.75 steals per game while missing one game.
Minnesota is 2-0 at home this season. Milwaukee is 4-0 for the third time in franchise history.