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

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.

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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.