Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler went through shootaround and he is expected to play tonight vs. Warriors.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) November 29, 2019
Butler went through shootaround this morning, which is usually a solid indicator that a player is going to play. The All-Star guard missed Wednesday’s game vs. the Houston Rockets due to an illness, so he’s had a few days off to get some rest with the Thanksgiving break.
Butler’s ($8,300) return to the lineup should bump Duncan Robinson ($4,300) back to the bench and decrease the fantasy basketball appeal of Kendrick Nunn ($5,600). It will also impact the usage for Tyler Herro ($5,100) off the bench. With all that said, the Heat are facing the Warriors at home, so all these players are considerations on DraftKings’ 12-game main slate.
Miami is currently an 11-point favorite, which seems generous. Butler will be back and the Heat will have close to their full rotation for the first time in a while. Justise Winslow ($5,700) recently returned from a concussion, and he’s in a good spot here as well.