Out of the 13 Miami Heat games so far, Jimmy Butler has played only 6 games for his team over the course of this young NBA season.
We all know Jimmy Butler and the phenomenal work ethic he has. We know him as that hard worker who gave his everything in the NBA Finals last season.
But Jimmy has been a ton of missing games this season. Out of Miami Heat’s 13 NBA games this season, Butler has played in only 6. The main question today is, will Jimmy Butler be playing against Toronto Raptors tonight?
Miami Heat were on a three-game losing streak. They broke this losing streak on 19th January against Detroit Pistons, 113-107. Miami Heat’s second All-Star Bam Adebayo, had his best game of the season scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Raptors have had a poor start with a record of 5 wins and 9 losses. They’re placed 13th in the Eastern Conference.
Jimmy Butler is out for tonight’s game against Toronto Raptors
The Heat and Raptors face against each other on the 21st of January. Playing without Jimmy Butler that game too, the Heat managed to pull off a 111-102 victory against the 2019 champions.
Apart from Jimmy Butler not playing, the Heat will continue to be without Meyers Leonard and Avery Bradley. Tyler Herro, the second-season shooting guard, has really stepped his game up this season. He, too, is questionable to play Friday’s game because of some neck spasms.
Jimmy Butler would be unavailable for the Heat on Friday against the Toronto Raptors. He will be sitting out because of the league’s health and safety protocols. This season hasn’t been Jimmy Butler’s best too. In the 6 games he’s played, Butler has averaged 15.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
#MIAvsTOR UPDATE: Tyler Herro (neck) is questionable to play in tomorrow night’s game vs the Raptors.
Meyers Leonard (shoulder), Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley (health and safety protocols) have all been ruled out.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 21, 2021
The key players in this matchup will be Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic for the Heat. While for the Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam will have to lead their team.