Going in and out of the Miami Heat’s injury report this season, Jimmy Butler has been continuing his course of managing his right knee soreness.
As such, he is fully aware that he needs further time to be able to recover despite positive notes from team doctors.
“I still got some work to do, though,” Butler said, via Anthony Chiang of South Florida-Sun Sentinel. “It’s not where it needs to be.”
During this 2022-23 campaign, Butler has missed 14 games for the Heat, with his knee continuing to bother him and hinder him to play in back-to-backs.
“We just got to maintain this thing and take care of it,” Butler continued. “I mean, it’s part of the game, but I want to be right, I want to be a hundred, so I can go out there and do what I’m supposed to do.”
Amid restrictions, Butler now is set to play in back-to-backs after his consultation in Los Angeles went well last weekend. As such, things aren’t yet to be concluded for the All-Star swingman as he is targetting full activity.
“Yeah, it’ll get there,” he said about getting healthy. “It’ll definitely get there. I just got to keep doing these recovery exercises and warming up the right way. I’m going to be alright.”
Throughout 23 games, Butler is averaging 21.8 points, 6.7 boards, and 5.8 assists while tallying 2.1 steals. He is also shooting a career-best 52.8 percent from the field.