Udrih (coach's decision) didn't see the floor during Tuesday's loss to the Timberwolves. Coach Erik Spoelstra opted to go with a nine-man rotation in the game, with Tyler Johnson serving as the top backup at point guard. Udrih was presumably acquired to take over the second-unit role previously occupied by Mario Chalmers, but based on his lack of usage Tuesday, it looks like that role won't be guaranteed. As of now, Johnson and Gerald Green appears to be Spoelstra's preferred backcourt duo off the bench.
Udrih will be active for the Heat on Thursday against Utah, Ira Windermand of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Udrih was traded to Miami on Tuesday and will be active and able to make his debut after originally being expected to sit out. The guard could see more minutes than originally expected now that Dwayne Wade (personal) is out for the game.
Udrih will likely remain out Thursday after being traded from the Grizzlies earlier in the week, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports. Udrih and Jarnell Stokes are both unlikely to play Thursday, per coach Erik Spoelstra, though Spoelstra noted that both players should be available for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Udrih (coach's decision) was left inactive for Tuesday's win over the Lakers. The Heat and Grizzlies agreed to a deal that sent Udrih and forward Jarnell Stokes to Miami earlier in the day, but because the trade wasn't finalized until shortly before game time, neither player was available. Expect Udrih's team debut to come Thursday against the Jazz. He's slated to serve as the top backup behind Goran Dragic.
Udrih has been traded to the Heat, along with Jarnell Stokes, in a deal that sent Mario Chalmers and James Ennis to the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports. Udrih is a veteran point guard who was firmly entrenched as Memphis' primary backup point guard behind Mike Conley. In Miami, however, Udrih can look to fill a larger role on a team that employs Goran Dragic as its starting point guard. Dragic is more of a combo guard, and Udrih can look to be more of a true point guard in the future for the Heat.
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