Jimmy Butler had already missed seven games in early November due to right knee pain. These reappeared in December, forcing the Florida franchise to operate with caution.
Saturday night, he therefore did not take part in Miami’s “back-to-back” against Utah and only replayed that night, participating in the 110-100 victory on the Clippers floor with 9 points, 6 assists , 2 rebounds and 2 steals in 32 minutes.
The player said he was doing better, but there was still work to be done to make him feel 100% again. “I am not yet where I should be”he slipped.
Rest, but not too much
Erik Spoelstra has also confirmed his major player’s progress. It remains to be hoped that this option, to spare him on certain matches without going through the Infirmary box will help him find his best condition.
” It’s the case “, defended himself Jimmy Butler. “Because I can go out there and be competitive. I can’t say that I’m in great shape. But there are a lot of players who aren’t at this time of year. So I think that’s a good thing in many ways. The more I rest and the more I am able to recover, the better. So every time I don’t play, I do something to try to recover.
Jimmy Butler does not despair of being able to return to 100% during the season. “Yes it will come. It will definitely happen. I just have to keep doing these recovery exercises and warming up properly. I’ll manage to deal with that “.
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