UPDATE: Kendrick Nunn will miss the game due to personal reasons. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman said that the rookie guard has left the NBA campus “bubble.”
Kendrick Nunn listed as out Saturday for Heat due to personal reasons. Butler, Okpala also out. Dragic questionable. Vincent probable.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 7, 2020
Heat guard Kendrick Nunn has left the Disney bubble, due to personal reasons. It is not COVID-19 related.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 7, 2020
Jimmy Butler (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday vs. Suns. Third consecutive game missed.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 7, 2020
Butler’s agent, Bernie Lee, told the Miami Herald, “Jimmy had his final scan yesterday. And we understand what he’s dealing with. And he’s working his butt off to get back on the floor ASAP and to be ready for the playoffs.”
On the brighter side, Goran Dragic said that he wanted to work out Friday night before determining his status for Saturday’s game. He is listed as questionable for the game.
So Jimmy Butler is out vs. Phoenix. Goran Dragic still questionable; will work out again tonight to gauge his progress.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 7, 2020
The Suns have gone 4-0 in the NBA bubble to gain ground in the race for the 8th seed in the West.