Heat's Luke Babbitt: Ruled out for Tuesday
Babbitt (groin) has been ruled out of Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Magic, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Babbitt was held out of contact during Monday's practice and despite going through Tuesday's morning shootaround, he was always expected to be held out. He'll get a couple additional days off for recovery, with his next opportunity for a return Thursday against the Hornets. While a starting power forward has yet to be named, Derrick Williams is currently the presumed favorite and Babbitt's recent injury will likely only further solidify Williams' positioning at the top of the depth chart.