Jimmy Butler’s official Miami Heat debut is still on hold.
Butler, who missed the season opener for undisclosed personal reasons — though the team hinted it was the birth of a child — was still in the hospital with the child and mother Friday and Erik Spoelstra said he probably won’t make the Heat’s road trip that starts in Milwaukee on Saturday.
(Butler could join the team in Minnesota to face his former team Sunday.)
Here’s Spoelstra on the happy news:
— Ethan J. Skolnick — Five Reasons Sports (@EthanJSkolnick) October 25, 2019
Also not with the Heat on Friday: Dion Waiters. He won’t make either part of this trip and will rejoin the team Tuesday at home. James Johnson (conditioning) is not traveling either.
So it appears that the Heat will start the same lineup they did in the season opener.
That’s Bam Adebayo, Meyers Leonard, Justise Winslow and rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro.
Nunn had 24 in his debut, and he sounded Friday as if he expected it, saying it went about how he visualized.
Here’s the clip:
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) October 25, 2019
Make sure to join us at GQ’s Crafthouse in Lauderhill starting at 5pm, for a watch party.
Free food, and t-shirt giveaways.
Jimmy being out doesn’t help that. But at least we’ll be drinking.