F - MIA
Jimmy Butler (quad) is questionable for Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Butler is dealing with a quad injury that will leave his status for Tuesday up in the air. It's a relatively recent injury, and the exact severity of it has yet to be defined. Caleb Martin and Victor Oladipo are both primed to get more work if the star forward is out against Cleveland on Tuesday.
Jimmy Butler led the Heat offense Sunday, scoring 28 points (11-14 FG, 6-7 FT) while also recording three steals, dishing out two assists, and grabbing seven rebounds in a 122-117 loss to the Hornets.
Butler has scored at least 12 points in each of his last five game for the Heat, averaging 21.0 points per game on 62.6% shooting from the field in that span. The veteran forward has been solid in multiple category formats for fantasy owners to this point, averaging 21.9 points, 4.9 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game while posting a 24.0% usage rate so far this season.
Jimmy Butler filled the stat sheet for the Heat Friday night, dishing out six assists. recording two steals, grabbing six rebounds, and scoring 29 points (10-17 FG, 0-2 3PT, 9-12 FT) in 1 110-105 win over the Magic.
Butler has reached double-figures in scoring in each of his last five games for the Heat, averaging 22.2 points per game on 60.7% shooting from the field in that span. The veteran forward has been a solid option that makes plays on both ends of the floor for fantasy owners, averaging 21.8 points, 5.0 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game while posting a usage rate of 24.0% so far this season.
Jimmy Butler (knee) is probable to play in Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Butler missed Saturday's game due to injury management for his knee, but he's listed as probable and should be good to go for Monday night's game. He isn't expected to have any sort of limitation, and he should continue to be a high-end fantasy option at the position against Los Angeles.
Jimmy Butler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz.
Miami will choose to let Butler sit on Saturday as part of the planned injury maintenance for his knee. He doesn't have a new injury, and he should be available to return in the near future. Until then, both Caleb Martin (quad) and Duncan Robinson will get additional work in the star forward's absence.