Jimmy Butler to Miss Heat's Season Opener vs. Grizzlies Due to Personal Reasons

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Jimmy Butler ruled out for Heat vs. Grizzlies

Jimmy Butler will not play in the Heat's season-opening game against the Grizzlies on Tuesday due to personal reasons, the team announced.

Butler was set to play in his first regular-season game as a member of the Heat before being ruled out. Miami acquired Butler, 29, in a sign-and-trade with the 76ers on June 30 after he declined his $19.8 million player option with Philadelphia.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters "everything is fine" despite Butler's status.

In 55 games with the Sixers, Butler averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals. Philadelphia acquired the four-time All-Star from the Timberwolves in November.

Butler is a four-time NBA All-Defensive Team honoree and a two-time All-NBA third-team selection.

Tip-off between the Heat and Grizzlies is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.