MIAMI (AP) — Heat star forward Jimmy Butler missed Miami’s 110-106 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday because of personal reasons.
The club has granted Butler a leave of absence after the death of a family member. It has not been determined how long Butler will be away from the team, which has games at Milwaukee and Philadelphia this week before the All-Star break.
Statement on Jimmy Butler per his agent, Bernie Lee
Jimmy Butler has been granted a leave of absence as he deals with the death of a family member. Jimmy and his family ask for privacy at this point in time as they navigate this loss. Updates will be given when appropriate.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 11, 2024
Injuries have limited the 34-year-old Butler, who leads the Heat in scoring at 21 points per game, to 37 games this season.