UPDATE, MIA-MIN Recap: The final results of this game was a shocker. Favored by 12 points, the Heat figured to walk over the Wolves after Adebayo ($9,000) and Butler ($8,200) were both ruled active. Instead, Minnesota ended up winning a closely contested game and Butler got blocked to seal the win with one second left on the clock. Revenge was not meant to be as Butler scored 38.5 DKFP against his former team. Bam had a better night for fantasy purposes, scoring 48.5 DKFP and nearly recorded a triple-double. Here’s a clip of the game-ending sequence.
McLaughlin gives the Wolves the lead and then Malik Beasley rises for the massive swat on Butler pic.twitter.com/mB1GcEhp59— The Render (@TheRenderNBA2) February 27, 2020
UPDATE: Feb. 26, 6:53 p.m. — Both Butler and Bam are good to go vs. the T-Wolves.
UPDATE: Feb. 26, 5:48 p.m. — While Butler will return, we don’t know if Bam Adebayo is going to play in this game. He’s questionable with a right ankle sprain and could be held out. We’re going to have to monitor things closer to tip-off since there isn’t much time until the slate locks. If Bam is out, it’s an upgrade for Kelly Olynyk, since the Heat are somewhat thin in the front court.
UPDATE: Butler is available to play vs. the T-Wolves. With Butler back, we should see less of Robinson, Airplane Mode and Crowder. The line on this game has moved in the favor of the Heat and this only helps their case with how poorly Minnesota has been playing.
Jimmy Butler (personal reasons) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday vs. Timberwolves. Herro and Leonard still out due to ankle injuries.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 25, 2020
Butler has been sidelined the past two games since the break due to personal reasons. He’s questionable to play, but I’d imagine being listed like this makes him closer to probable given the nature of the absence. Butler’s return would likely send either Derrick Jones Jr. or Duncan Robinson to the bench. It would also cut into Goran Dragic and Jae Crowder’s minutes off the bench.