Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley remain out for Heat

Jan 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) and guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat will begin their four-game road trip on Jan. 20 without Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley due to health and safety protocols.

The two players did not travel with the team for their next two games in Tampa against the Toronto Raptors, according to Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel.

It’s unclear if they will join the team and play the final two games of the road trip on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25.

Butler and Bradley last played in the Heat’s victory over the Washington Wizards on Jan. 9 and the team has gone 1-3 since then.