Jimmy Butler will not be available for the Miami Heat in the game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday because of an ankle injury, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Butler suffered the injury during the Christmas Day win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Last season, Butler was the go-to-guy of the Miami Heat, who reached the NBA Finals in the Orlando bubble.
He averaged 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.8 steals per game shooting 45.5% from the field. Against Miami’s conference rivals tonight, several players could get the chance to cover Butler’s absence.
In particular, Tyler Herro, Andre Iguodala, Duncan Robinson, and Moe Harkless are expected to see more minutes in Butler’s absence.