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Jimmy Butler hit the gym the day after the NBA Finals but wasn’t present for the Miami Heat’s opening practice on Sunday.

The superstar, who impressed for the Heat during the postseason in which he fired the side to its first NBA Finals appearance since 2014, was given special dispensation to miss the team’s session by head coach Erik Spoelstra, according to Tim Reynolds.

A number of NBA stars have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the start of next season; it’s unknown if Jimmy is one of them. In any case, given his herculean performances during the finals, he needs all the recovery he can get.