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Jimmy Butler out Sunday, for forseeable future due to personal reasons

Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on February 2, 2024 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Sunday’s pre-Super Bowl Eastern Conference Finals rematch will be without Jimmy Butler, as will the Heat for a little while, as he will be away from the team for personal reasons.

The Heat released this statement from Butler’s agent, Bernie Lee:

There is no timeline for a return, nor should there be. Butler should be with his loved ones and take all the time he needs before returning.

Our thoughts are with Butler and his family.