Report: Jimmy Butler Excused From Miami Heat Practice, Status for Monday's Game Unknown - Heat Nation

Report: Jimmy Butler Excused From Miami Heat Practice, Status for Monday’s Game Unknown

Jimmy Butler Miami Heat Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat veteran Jimmy Butler has been excused from the team’s Sunday practice, though he won’t be leaving the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Fla.

While the lack of any additional information doesn’t allow for a determination as to when Butler will return, the fact that he remains in the immediate vicinity offers reassurance that the absence will be short-lived.

The hope is that Butler will be available for Monday afternoon’s clash between the Heat and Toronto Raptors, which will be followed by a Tuesday contest against the Boston Celtics.

In the Heat’s first game of the resumed 2019-20 season, Butler led the Heat to a 125-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets, improving their season record to 42-24.

Butler finished the night with 22 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in 30 minutes of action.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login