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Pau Gasol to replace injured Jimmy Butler at NBA All-Star Game

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend's All-Star Game by Chicago teammate Pau Gasol.

Veteran to make 6th appearance in Sunday's showcase

Chicago Bulls centre Pau Gasol (16) will make his sixth NBA All-Star Game appearance in place of his injured teammate Jimmy Butler. (Jeff Haynes/The Associated Press)

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend's All-Star Game by Chicago teammate Pau Gasol.

The Bulls said Tuesday that Butler has begun rehabbing his knee and will focus on conditioning over the next few weeks. He was injured during Friday night's game at Denver.

Butler was an All-Star reserve. Gasol will replace him on the East team and make his sixth appearance in Sunday's showcase event during his 14-year NBA career.

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