Reed netted 16 points (8-11 FG) to go with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 107-77 preseason win over the Magic.
Making the start at center in place of Hassan Whiteside (personal), Reed turned in a very Whiteside-like performance, providing a double-double, efficient shooting and shot blocking. With Whiteside expected to rejoin the Heat before the start of the regular season, Reed will have a downgraded role in the games to come, but he appears to have locked down the top backup job at center. Those duties figure to earn him around 15-to-20 minutes per night.
Reed will draw the start at center for Tuesday's preseason game against the Magic, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.
Hassan Whiteside is not with the team following a death in his family, so Reed will be elevated into the top unit for Tuesday's exhibition matchup. With guys like Josh McRoberts (foot) and Luke Babbitt (groin) also out, Reed could see extended minutes, although the likes of Derrick Williams, James Johnson and Udonis Haslem could absorb some additional minutes as well.
Reed (back) recorded seven points (3-7 FG, 1-6 FT), 13 rebounds and one blocked shot across 26 minutes in Saturday's 101-96 preseason loss to the Timberwolves.
Reed sat out Friday's game against the Spurs, but reentered the mix for the second game of a back-to-back set, serving as the team's starting center with Hassan Whiteside resting. It appears Reed will fill the top backup gig behind Whiteside when the regular season begins, but that role probably won't afford him much more than 15 minutes per game.
Reed (back) will start in Saturday's game against Minnesota, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Reed missed last night's game against the Spurs due to a back injury but he's recovered now and figures to see a minutes boost while he's in the starting lineup.
Reed was held out of Friday's 108-100 preseason win over the Spurs due to a sore back, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Reed was ruled out prior to the contest after he apparently tweaked his back getting off the team bus. Like most preseason injuries, Reed's back issue probably isn't anything to worry about too much, but it could keep him out again Saturday against the Timberwolves.
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