UPDATE: Jan. 21, 6:00 p.m. — Jimmy Butler is probable to return to the lineup Wednesday vs. the Washington Wizards. Derrick Jones Jr., who got poked in both eyes Monday, started in place of Butler. With Jimmy back, he should jump right back into the starting 5 and is in a great spot against a poor Wizard defense.
Heat injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Wizards:— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) January 21, 2020
Jimmy Butler (right hip soreness) probable
Goran Dragic (right knee bruise) probable
Duncan Robinson (right ankle sprain) questionable
Justise Winslow (back) out
UPDATE: Jan. 20, 7:07 p.m. — Airplane Mode has officially been landed thanks to Captain Insano. Just kidding. But Jones was poked in both eyes and is questionable to return Monday vs. the Kings.
#SACvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Derrick Jones, Jr. got poked in both eyes in the 3rd quarter of tonight’s game vs the Kings. He is questionable to return.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 21, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 20, 4:24 p.m. — Derrick Jones Jr. will start in place of Butler vs. the Kings.
Derrick Jones Jr replaces Jimmy Butler in starting lineup— Shandel Richardson (@ShandelRich) January 20, 2020
Miami Heat G Jimmy Butler is dealing with a hip injury and won’t play on MLK Day against the Sacramento Kings. Butler hadn’t been mentioned on the injury report, so this is another surprise on the 14-game NBA slate. The Heat will have to operate without their best player against the Kings.
Jimmy butler out today with right rip soreness— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 20, 2020
Fantasy Basketball analysis: Miami Heat G Jimmy Butler
A handful of guards get a nice boost with Butler sidelined. Goran Dragic ($5,300) and Kendrick Nunn ($5,800) I think are the biggest benefactors. Nunn should be more involved on offense and see more usage, while Dragic won’t play off the ball nearly as much. Bam Adebayo ($8,500) becomes an intriguing tournament play. He’s the Heat’s best player with Butler off the court and the Kings are thin in the frontcourt with Richaun Holmes out and Marvin Bagley banged up again.