Butler (illness) will be available to play Wednesday against the Bucks, Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. After initially being marked as questionable due to a non-COVID illness, the rookie second-round pick was cleared to play and should see action against Milwaukee.
Butler (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's preseason game against Milwaukee. The guard missed Monday's matchup against the Pelicans with a non-COVID illness. Butler has been playing well this preseason, including a 22-point outburst on Oct. 6 against Dallas.
Butler won't play in Monday's preseason game against the Pelicans due to an illness, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Fortunately, Butler is dealing with a non-COVID-related illness, and he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward. He was coming off an impressive performance in Utah's last exhibition Wednesday against Dallas, finishing with 22 points, four dimes and one board.
Butler signed his rookie contract with the Jazz on Wednesday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. Despite Butler not participating in Summer League, it appears that Utah has seen enough to make the 40th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft a part of the roster. Butler averaged 16.7 points, 4.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game last season with Baylor, and he should compete for a spot in the rotation as a reserve right away.
Butler will not participate in the Summer League this season, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports. The second-round draft pick will sit out Summer League action as the Jazz attempt to manage his usage. The guard evidently has not went through the physical rigors of game play in some time so the team is instead slowly getting him up to game speed in practice. No injury was listed as part of this decision, so it's likely a precautionary measure after Butler's team ultimately played through, and won, the NCAA championship.
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