The Philadelphia 76ers, already planning to rest center Joel Embiid in Saturday's game against the Nuggets, found out Saturday they'll be without swingman Jimmy Butler after a specialist confirmed the star Sixer has a sprained wrist. He had been listed as doubtful on Friday.
Yahoo Sources: Philadelphia star Jimmy Butler visits specialist for wrist injury and it’s a confirmed sprain; expected back Tuesday. https://t.co/LUDb2FcJ27— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 26, 2019
Per reports, Butler is expected to return Tuesday against the Lakers.
The four-time All-Star has averaged 19.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 3.4 apg in 32.1 minutes across 28 games since being traded to Philly.