The Miami Heat announce Jimmy Butler will miss Tuesday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks due to flu-like symptoms.
#DALvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (flu like symptoms), Tyler Herro (foot) and Victor Oladipo (knee) have all been ruled out of tonight's game vs the Mavs.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 4, 2021
Butler last played in the Heat’s 121-111 win against the Charlotte Hornets on May 2, scoring 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes of action. A key playmaker for the Heat this season, he has started in 48 games, averaging 34 minutes, 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game. Butler also leads the team in usage with a 26.7% usage rate.
Expect Bam Adebayo to see an increase in production with Butler off the court. In 530 minutes this season, Adebayo has a 26.1% usage rate and averages 1.35 fantasy points per minute. Priced at $8,300 on FanDuel, Adebayo has averaged 33 minutes, 19 points, five rebounds and seven assists this season, starting in 58 games. In the win against Charlotte, he played 33 minutes, scoring 20 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists.
The Heat are a 1.5-point home favorite against the Dallas Mavericks on FanDuel Sportbook in a game with a 216 total.