NBA Injury Report: Jimmy Butler Still Out, Ben Simmons Still Out and More Updates on Brandon Ingram and Seth Curry
NBA All-Star forward Jimmy Butler missed the Miami Heat’s final game against the Sacramento Kings. He will continue to be sidelined when the team takes on the Indiana Pacers on the road.
Butler is a surprisingly late scratch for kings. Miami informed the media ahead of the game that “Jimmy Buckets” was suffering from hip pain. He will not be traveling with the team to continue his treatment in South Florida.
In eight games this season, he is the Miami Heat’s top scorer with 21.5 points and also tops the team in steals with 1.5. He added 6.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists in his teammates’ highest 35.5 minutes.
Head coach Erik Spoelstra has included Caleb Martin in the squad in the event of Butler’s absence. While Martin did a good job, the Heat clearly missed Butler’s all-around excellence. Miami relied on Tyler Herro’s three-pointer to win the game and improve their record to 4-5.
Meanwhile, former NBA All-Star Ben Simmons will also continue to sit out for brooklyn network. He played in the team’s first six games before being suddenly dropped from the list against Indiana Pacers due to weak knees.
Simmons was also absent from Brooklyn’s game against Chicago Bulls at home, where they have a pretty big lead. The Australian hasn’t played to his previous NBA All-Star standards and has been heavily criticized for his lack of grit.
The NBA Rookie of the Year winner is having low career averages for goalscoring, bounces, steals, goalscoring percentage and minutes played. Ben Simmons‘the former elite defense has been missing since his return.
Simmons, who was widely predicted to become the NBA’s Best Defensive Player before his troubles began, did not have the expected impact on the defence. Nets die last in the tournament in Defensive Rank.
Brandon Ingram: Concussion; Injured since October 23, 2022
Brandon Ingram played just 11 minutes of the New Orleans Pelicans’ opening home loss in extra time to the Utah Jazz. He developed concussion-like symptoms after colliding with teammate Naji Marshall.
Ingram has missed the Pelicans’ last four games, including a crunch loss in another extra time to NBA superstar LeBron James and the LA Lakers.
The former All-Star star is scoring 22.0 in the highest shooting numbers of his career. Ingram’s hit rate from the field of 57.9%, including 57.1% from outside the arc, is significantly better than the average he’s ever achieved during his NBA career.
The New Orleans Pelicans have upgraded him to possible out of question. Brandon Ingram, however, has cleared concussion protocols and is scheduled to compete against the Golden State Warriors.
The Pelicans, who have struggled surprisingly well without him, will be happy to welcome him back against the NBA champions who are defending downhill.
Seth Curry; Left ankle; Injured since October 29, 2022
Seth Curry has undergone an out-of-season ankle surgery and doesn’t make his NBA debut this season with the Brooklyn Nets until October 29. Curry came on from the bench and missed all scoring attempts. his desk. He’s had six assists without committing a single transfer.
Curry’s offense will be essential for the struggling Nets, especially without the suspended Kyrie Irving. Brooklyn was able to utilize 46.8% of his shot from rainbow range last season. Even if Joe Harris and Patty Mills play, the Nets will need all the scoring help they can get Kevin Durant.
The Brooklyn Nets have missed Curry’s service in the past two games. He is listed as problematic but could play in limited minutes if given clearance to help the struggling team.