Good news for Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler, who has not played since Feb. 23, plans to return tonight in the match between his team and the Los Angeles Lakers, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The All-Star couldn’t join his teammates in the last 17 games because of a meniscus injury that forced him to go through the operating room. In his absence the Minneapolis have signed a record of 8-9 that has made them fall from third place to eighth.

Although the idea is to be present tonight against the Californians, the final decision will not be known until shortly before the initial jump, at which time Butler must pass a test to determine if he can play.

In any case, his return responds without doubt to the urgency of a team made to be among the best in the West and that is currently one step away from running out of playoffs positioning.

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