Butler (toe) is out for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets.
Butler suffered a toe injury Sunday and failed to practice Tuesday, so it's not especially surprising that he's unavailable for Wednesday's game, which projects as winnable even without him. In his absence, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn may take on extra playmaking responsibilities, while Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones could see more minutes on the wing.
Butler (toe) did not practice Tuesday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. He's considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
Butler was said to be "feeling better", but he did not participate in Tuesday's session, which could foreshadow another absence Wednesday against Charlotte. Butler initially suffered the toe injury during Sunday's game against Washington.
Butler left Sunday's game against the Wizards with a left toe injury and did not return, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
The injury limited Butler to 24 minutes before he departed for good in the fourth quarter. Butler finished with just nine points (2-4 FG, 5-6 FT) and one steal. Consider him day-to-day until the Heat, who play next on Wednesday against Charlotte, say otherwise. Per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Butler had the toe wrapped and taped in the locker room after the game.
Butler scored 28 points (8-17 FG, 12-14 FT), while adding eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Friday's 110-104 loss to the Pelicans.
Butler had 17 of Miami's 51 points at halftime, as they nearly clawed their way back from a 15-point deficit. As an extrapolation of Friday's box score, Butler is attempting his fewest threes per game since the 2012 season, but is earning a career-best 9.0 free throws a night.
Butler racked up 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 win over the Magic.
Butler has hit the 20-point threshold just once since returning to action following a two-game absence last month, but he has made up for his lack of scoring -- according to his standards -- with averages of 7.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds during that five-game stretch. Up next there's a visit to New Orleans on Friday.
Butler finished with 18 points (7-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six boards, seven assists, and one steal in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.
Butler put up a solid all-around effort in an impressive win against a terrific opponent, showing why the Heat brought him to Miami in the offseason. He managed to shoot 50 percent from the field against a tough interior defense while leading his team in assists. Butler has really come along as a ball distributor this year, as his 6.2 assists per game represent a significant improvement over his past production.
Butler registered 26 points (8-14 FG, 10-12 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a block across 33 minutes in Friday's 126-118 win against the Mavericks.
The All-Star guard once again succeeded in attacking the basket by shooting 5-of-8 in the paint and 3-of-6 from mid-range. In his last three home games, Butler has averaged 27.3 points while shooting 59.1 percent from the field and 90.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Butler had 18 points (4-10 FG, 10-11 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to Minnesota.
In his return from a two-game absence, Butler was back in the starting lineup, and he played 35 minutes. Butler's 10 shot attempts were his fewest since Feb. 5, though he was able to get to the line 11 times -- his most in nearly a calendar month.
Butler (personal) will be available for Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Chris Hine of the Star Tribune reports.
Butler missed the last two games with an undisclosed personal issue, but he's been removed from the injury report and should be back in the starting lineup. In his only appearance since the All-Star break, Butler had 17 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and two steals in a win over Atlanta Feb. 20.
Butler (personal) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against Minnesota, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Butler has missed the last two games while tending to a personal matter, but there's optimism that the forward will be able to return for Wednesday's matchup. Combined with a previous shoulder injury, the Marquette product has been absent for four of the past seven contests. Derrick Jones will presumably start once again if Butler can't return Wednesday.
Butler (personal) has been ruled out for Monday's game at Cleveland, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Butler will be sidelined for the second straight contest due to the personal issue. Tyler Herro (foot) also remains sidelined, which leaves plenty of backcourt work for Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragic, Andre Iguodala and Duncan Robinson.
Butler will not play in Saturday's matchup with the Cavaliers due to personal reasons. Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Butler's absence is unexpected and his next opportunity to suit up will now come Monday against the Cavaliers. In the meantime, Goran Dragic could see some more time handling the ball, while Derrick Jones and Andre Iguodala could also see some extra run.
Butler put up 17 points (6-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine assists, eight rebounds, two steals and one block in 34 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Hawks.
After a quiet All-Star game performance in which he tallied just four points in 13 minutes off the bench, Butler showed no signs of post-break lag in this one. Over his last month of play, the 30-year old has accumulated just 0.3 triples per game, but has otherwise looked like his typical dominant self, posting first-round value in nine-category leagues.
Butler posted 25 points (10-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 116-101 loss to the Jazz.
Butler led the Heat in scoring with a relatively efficient 25 points, but it wasn't enough to secure the victory. It was also a rare game for Butler with no defensive stats and only one assist. Wednesday marked just the sixth time this season Butler has recorded zero steals and zero blocks, but each of those prior instances also included at least four assists.
Butler (shoulder) chipped in with 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 113-101 win at Golden State.
The veteran small forward returned after a two-game absence and looked impressive, notching his first double-double since Jan. 22 but sixth since the beginning of 2020. Butler is making things happen at both ends of the court of late, as he has topped the 20-point mark four times in his last five outings while averaging 6.2 boards, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game during that stretch.
Butler (shoulder) will play Monday against Golden State.
Butler went through pregame warmups and has since been given the green light to take the floor. The Marquette product will make his return following a brief two-game absence due to a right shoulder strain.
Butler (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors.
Butler has missed the past two games due to a shoulder injury, though it sounds like he could return for Monday's game in Golden State if everything checks out OK during warmups. In his last five appearances prior to getting injured, Butler posted averages of 22.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 31.0 minutes.
Butler (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Portland.
Coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday that Butler was considered doubtful to play Sunday, but he was downgraded to out on the official injury report. Butler should be considered questionable for the second half of the back-to-back set Monday at Golden State.
Coach Erik Spoelstra said Butler (shoulder) is doubtful to play Sunday at Portland.
The 30-year-old sat out Friday's loss to the Kings and didn't practice Saturday, putting him on track to miss his second consecutive contest. Tyler Herro (ankle) is also expected to be unavailable, but the Heat will have improved depth with trade acquisitions Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill set to make their team debuts.
Butler (shoulder) had an MRI come back clean but won't play Friday at Sacramento, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
The 30-year-old was considered doubtful so it's no surprise to see him unavailable, but the MRI result at least brings some good news. Regardless, coach Erik Spoelstra said there's no guarantee Butler retakes the court during the current road trip, in which case he wouldn't return until after the All-Star break.
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