The Wolves will be without Jimmy Butler again tonight, when they face the Pistons in Little Caesars Arena, Detroit’s new downtown digs.

UPDATED 6 p.m. tip time:

(Yes, Tom Thibodeau will start Shabazz Muhammad again in Butler's shooting-guard spot tonight.

Thibodeau said before the game that the team never really considered bringing Butler to Detroit with the intention that he could play tonight.

"He's feeling better today, but not well enough to play," Thibodeau said. "We'll see where he is tomorrow."

Butler is never one not to voice his opinions, even when he's ill probably.

When Thibodeau was asked what Butler thought about Tuesday's lousy 130-107 home loss to Indiana, Thibodeau paused, grinned slightly and said, "He said we need work.")


Butler missed Tuesday’s game against Indiana with an upper respiratory illness, a game in which the Pacers scored 130 points and shot 66.7 percent. We’ll see tonight if coach Tom Thibideau goes with Shabazz Muhammad as the fifth starter of if he looks elsewhere.

Game time is 6 p.m. on FSN.

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