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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (rest) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has struggled lately and desperately needed a day off on Wednesday. His return will mean less minutes for Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro won't have as much upside. Dragic is a risky DFS option since he has really struggled with his shot lately.
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Butler was listed as questionable after spraining his right ankle during Tuesday's game, though he'll be out there for the contest against Denver. The veteran forward struggled against Phoenix his last time out but had scored 20-plus points on 50 percent shooting or better with at least two steals in each of his three previous games. Denver has allowed the fifth-most FanDuel points to small forwards, so Butler should be well-positioned for a great night, provided his ankle cooperates.
Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo ended a two-game run without a double-double on Tuesday with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a big loss to Phoenix. He also had five assists, three steals and one block with four turnovers, while shooting 4-for-6 from the field and 3-for-4 at the line. Adebayo rarely has fewer than 10 shots a night, so this was an unusually passive performance by him. Maybe he was saving himself for Wednesday's meeting with Nikola Jokic and Denver? The Nuggets don't give up a lot of points to centers, but opposing bigs are shooting a very good 56 percent from the field against them. Adebayo had a 15-point effort with seven rebounds and six assists in this year's first meeting between the two teams.
Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler had a tough time on Tuesday against the Suns, shooting only 6-for-16 from the field in 32 minutes of action. He still managed to lead the team in points with 18, but it was a heavy 106-86 loss for the Heat. Butler went 2-for-6 from deep and 4-for-5 at the foul line with eight assists, four rebounds and two steals. His assists numbers have dipped lately, but this was a solid playmaking display again. The Heat head back on the court Wednesday night against Denver. Butler has played very few games on zero rest days this season, but he's done well when available, notching close to 22 points on 51 percent shooting with 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (foot) is available Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Herro continues to deal with minor foot soreness, but has yet to miss a game due to the injury and will play on Sunday. There is no minutes restriction to report, but if Herro is limited, Goran Dragic and Gabe Vincent would be in line for more minutes. Check back after the game to see how Herro fared.