Jimmy Butler will miss Sunday’s matchup for the Miami Heat against the Hawks due to a right knee issue. According to head coach Eris Spoelstra, Butler is dealing with “minor” inflammation.
Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn will try to cover for the veteran superstar in the upcoming game, as Miami will try to extend its 5-game winning streak.
“He went through shootaround and it didn’t loosen up way we wanted it to. We wanted to be pro-active about it. He’ll be day to day from here,” Spoelstra said, per Barry Jackson.
Butler is putting 20.1 points along with 7.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game this season being an all-around presence for his team.
During February, Butler is putting up monster numbers averaging 30.0 points, 9.0 assists and 9.0 rebounds shooting 51.3-percent from the field and 42-percent from deep.