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Summer League Update: Surgery for Butch

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Brian Butch's road to the NBA may have taken a detour, but the former Wisconsin standout is at least on the road to recovery.

After leaving the Denver Nuggets' NBA Summer League game Saturday on a stretcher, Butch underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Denver to repair a ruptured left patella tendon.

The team says a timetable for his return to action has not been set. It's a setback for Butch, who signed the the Nuggets in April after a great rookie year in the NBA Development League.

Butch averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds in 39 games with the Bakersfield Jam last season. He also was named MVP of the 2010 NBADL All-Star Game before signing with Denver.

Butch also was off to a strong start to the summer, having scored eight points in 21 minutes against Dallas on July 9, an 88-70 win for the Nuggets. He added another six points in a 92-74 win over the Lakers on July 10. In his two appearances, Butch also averaged six rebounds and a block per game.

The Nuggets sit atop the Summer League standings at 4-0.

Around the Summer League
Trevon Hughes has seen action in two games for Houston (2-2) but has yet to score. He played five minutes in a 100-82 win over Phoenix on July 9 and seven minutes in an 84-67 loss to Joe Krabbenhoft's Portland squad on July 11.

Krabbenhoft played nine minutes in that game against Hughes and the Rockets, his only action so far in Portland's two games. In that short time, he went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line and pulled down four rebounds. The Blazers are 2-0, with a Thursday game against the Clippers up next.

Marcus Landry, who averaged 7.3 points in four games with Indiana as part of the Orlando Summer League earlier this month, has seen action in one game since joining the Knicks (1-1) in Las Vegas. Landry scored three points and added a rebound, assist, steal and block in 11 minutes against Denver on July 11.

Greg Stiemsma saw nine minutes of action in Minnesota's Summer League-opener on Monday, going scoreless but pulling down two rebounds.

'The Badgers can play'
Jeremy Schmidt of the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball.com posted a great piece Sunday on the five former Badgers who are suiting up for NBA clubs this summer:

- Off Topic at Vegas Summer League: The Badgers can play

What's Ahead
- While some teams are already winding down for the summer, a few have just one game under their belts. Here's a look at the remaining Summer League schedule for the remaining four Badgers still playing (all times Central):

Wednesday, July 14
Houston (Hughes) vs. Denver - 3 p.m., NBA TV, ESPN3.com
New York (Landry) vs. Toronto - 5 p.m., NBA TV
Minnesota (Stiemsma) vs. Sacramento - 9 p.m., NBA TV, ESPN3.com

Thursday, July 15
Portland (Krabbenhoft) vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 9 p.m., NBA TV, ESPN3.com

Friday, July 16
New York (Landry) vs. Detroit - 3 p.m., NBA TV, ESPN3.com
Minnesota (Stiemsma) vs. Memphis - 9 p.m., NBA TV, ESPN3.com

Saturday, July 17

New York (Landry) vs. Washington - 3 p.m., NBA TV, ESPN3.com
Portland (Krabbenhoft) vs. Minnesota (Stiemsma) - 9 p.m., NBA TV

Sunday, July 18
Portland (Krabbenhoft) vs. Chicago - 5 p.m., NBA TV
Minnesota (Stiemsma) vs. Atlanta - 5:30 p.m., NBA TV