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Is Jimmy Butler playing for the Heat on Saturday vs. the Hawks?

The Heat SF has a knee injury. We break down and update you on his status for Saturday’s game vs. Atlanta.

Miami Heat v Memphis Grizzlies
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat reacts during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on November 08, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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The Miami Heat will look to keep their winning ways going when they meet the Atlanta Hawks Saturday evening. The Heat have played inspired basketball of late, thanks in large part to the efforts of Jimmy Butler. Butler is nursing a knee injury ahead of Saturday’s game, and here’s the latest on his status.

Jimmy Butler injury updates

Update: Butler has been ruled out Saturday for personal reasons. We’ll see if he’s able to suit up on Sunday for the second night of a back-to-back or if this knocks him out for two games.

Miami’s star forward is officially listed as probable for this contest, but it’s important to note the Heat are on the first night of a back-to-back set. This injury designation sets up Butler to rest one of the two games so if he plays Saturday, he’s likely to take Sunday off. The Heat just saw Tyler Herro go down with an ankle injury and will be cautious with Butler.

If Butler cannot go, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry will shoulder more responsibilities offensively. Josh Richardson and Jaime Jaquez Jr. would also be role players to target for DFS lineups, but Adebayo would be the most productive option.