Skip to main content

Reports say Jimmy Butler lost over 12 pounds in a week


After losing another close game, the Miami Heat find themselves 13th in the Eastern conference with a 6-12 record. What happened to the Eastern Conference champions? Injuries.

The Heat had a lot of absences due to COVID protocols and injures, and the standings reflect that. Butler is out due to COVID-19 protocol, Bradley, Dragić, and Igoudala are day-to-day, and Harkless, Leonard, and Silva are out long term. Last night Gabe Vincent played 26 minutes, and Max Strus played 21. Exactly.

While the fact we are in the play-in tournament era makes their position in the standings a little less grim, the Heat need to start turning things around soon. For that, the most concerning news about any sidelined player comes from Ethan J. Skolnick of Five Reasons Sports.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

“He (Butler) lost more than a dozen pounds in roughly a week. Again, everybody can read into that how they like.”

Ethan J. Skolnick, “Five on the Floor” podcast

Butler was never confirmed to have contracted coronavirus, but the weight loss says volumes. While it was encouraging to see Butler back with his teammates on the bench last night, this can't be good news. Once a player is cleared, it doesn't mean he can just get back on the court. 

Butler needs to get back into shape, and if he did have COVID-19 and lost 12 pounds in a week because of it, it will take time for Butler to get back into NBA shape. Meanwhile, the Heat desperately needs to get a few wins and keep the playoffs within reach. 

This is still a great team, but the first 25% of the season shows how much '20/'21 will be volatile. A few COVID protocols and even a small injury at the wrong time can derail a season. 


Draymond Green had a huge blunt station at his wedding

No wonder LeBron, Curry, Tatum, and numerous other NBA stars had such a great time at Draymond's wedding.


Skip Bayless takes a dig at Bronny James' monster dunk: "Your dad would have done it better!"

It seems like Skip is planting seeds to hate on the next generation of LeBron James and his family.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Channing Frye

“Everyone loves this conversation, but stop it, because the things that you judge it by is never the same.” — Channing Frye hates the GOAT debate

Frye explains why Shaquille O'Neal's percieved value has depreciated over time because of the GOAT conversation.

Michigan State Spartans center Anthony Ianni and forward Draymond Green

Why ex-teammate Anthony Ianni calls his friendship with Draymond Green a blessing in disguise

A great story explaining why Draymond is beloved by teammates, despite his abrasive character.

Golden State Warriors head coach Keith Smart instructs point guard Stephen Curry

“He didn't believe that much in Steph and would bench him a lot” — Jeremy Lin opens up about the rocky relationship between Steph Curry and his former coach Keith Smart

During Steph's second year in the league, he was often yelled at, benched during the 4th quarter, and reprimanded by his former coach, Keith Smart.

Paul Westhead, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Lakers

“When you try to reign in a 22-year-old elite athlete from pushing himself to be his best, you’re going to get conflict.” — Kareem weighs in on the Magic vs. Westhead issue

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar walked down memory lane and shared his take on the issue between Magic Johnson and Paul Westhead back in the day.