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  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Ramona Shelburne reported that the Miami Heat opened their practice facility on Wednesday.

    12 players attended American Airlines Arena for voluntary workouts under the NBA's guidelines. The guidelines state that a maximum of four players can attend the facility at any given time and each player must practice at one hoop by themselves. It's encouraging to see individual workouts starting up, but the timeline remains unclear until teams can run full practices. The consensus is that teams will need at least three weeks of training camp before returning to games, and that can't happen until teams are able to run full practices with all team members participating together.

    Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    According to Heat beat writer Ira Winderman, the Heat will hold individual workouts at American Airlines Arena starting on Wednesday.

    Winderman also adds that there will be no COVID testing; just temperature checks. Heat players Jimmy Butler, Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill are still out of town (California) and will not be able to take advantage of the resumption of activities. This is a small step by the organization, given the current situation of the world facing a pandemic, but at least it's an encouraging one and in the right direction.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler put his stamp on this team even more, as he purchased all of his teammates new basketball hoops.

    Goran Dragic, with a portable hoop, was the only other Heat teammate who had at least that before the gesture. Many NBA players live in condos and apartments, and with parks around the country closed, there's not many who can get in the needed work at the moment. This has been a challenge for many throughout the shutdown, but this gesture ensures that the Heat may be ahead of the competition when/if play resumes again.

    Source: Sun Sentinel

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Nunn should see a slight uptick in minutes on Wednesday with Jimmy Butler (toe) ruled out. However, it is worth noting that Tyler Herro (ankle) is returning for Wednesday's game so the crowded backcourt gets a little bit more crowded. Nunn could see his value decrease over the coming weeks when the Heat get back to full strength.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder has passed the final stages of the concussion protocol and will play in Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Hornets.

    Crowder should be in line for additional opportunity on Wednesday with Jimmy Butler (toe) sidelined. He can be streamed in standard leagues whenever Butler sits out but will have more competition with Tyler Herro (ankle) returning from injury. Crowder could also be looked at when forming a DFS lineup on Wednesday's six-game card.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left big toe) has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Hornets.

    Butler was forced to leave Sunday’s contest vs. the Wizards in the second half as a result of this most recent injury. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. will see the biggest increase in opportunity with Butler sidelined. Goran Dragić and Kendrick Nunn have also seen a slight uptick in minutes when Butler sits out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left toe) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Butler missed Tuesday's practice, so odds are that he will sit this one out. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. should see extra minutes if Butler ultimately sits this one out, while there will be a lot of usage to go around. Keep tabs on the situation as we get to Wednesday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left toe) missed practice on Tuesday and his status is uncertain for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Butler left Sunday's game early with the toe injury, and it looks as though he will be in danger of missing this one as well. If Butler can't go, Derrick Jones Jr. and Tyler Herro would see a value bump. Continue to monitor the situation as tipoff nears.

    Source: Andre Fernandez on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    An injured toe will keep Jimmy Butler sidelined for the rest of Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Injuries have always been a pest with Butler as an elite fantasy prospect. He was able to walk off the court and played through the toe issue for 24 minutes on Sunday, and nobody would question Butler's warrior mentality, but at the end of the day, he's only been able to play 70 or more games twice in his career. If Butler misses games Derrick Jones Jr. would be a standard league asset for his versatile lines.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler went back to the locker room with an apparent injury during the second half of the Heat-Wizards game on Sunday.

    Butler had been a bit quiet with no assists or rebounds over 24 minutes of action. Stay tuned for a proper update on what is going on, but it is possible that Butler comes out of this day-to-day for next week. The Heat do have two days off before there next game at least. If Butler is forced to miss time the team will turn to Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn more often.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler was aggressive offensively on Friday, scoring 28 points (8-for-17 shooting and 12-for-14 from the line) to go along with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Heat fell to the Pelicans 104-110.

    Butler did not attempt a three-point shot on Friday as he made it a point to get in the paint early and often as evidenced by his 14 free throw attempts. Butler has scaled back his three-point shooting in general this season, but has upped his playmaking which is a fair trade-off.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler scored 12 points with seven rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a 116-113 win over the Magic on Wednesday.

    Butler had a sub-par scoring night and disappointed at the free throw line, shooting 4-of-6. He was able to make up for it in other categories though and remains a safe early-round player moving forward.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds, a game-high seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Butler is still allergic to the 3-point line, but drilled a wide-open corner triple late in the fourth to put the game away. This game we saw his efficiency shoot back up which is exactly what we've been waiting for. He's also dishing out a career-high 6.2 dimes this season so he's adding value elsewhere.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes on Friday as the Heat took down the Mavs, 126-118.

    Butler was efficient in this one, as usual, and looks to be over his shoulder ailment. He still ranks 10th on the season and should be a major contributor to any fantasy owners battling in the playoffs in the coming weeks.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (personal) returned to action on Wednesday after missing two games and showed a bit of rust with 4-for-10 shooting from the field but made up for it with 10-of-11 shooting from the line for 18 points, four rebounds and nine assists.

    The near-double-double from Butler was an acceptable production from him, but the lack of any cash counters (threes, steals, blocks) left owners wanting. In the end, he's back and not those other numbers should find their way onto the stat sheet sooner than later, so no worries here.