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April 6, 2018 06:09 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Moving back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt will return to the bench for Friday's game against the Knicks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Babbitt got a spot start Wednesday in Atlanta in place of James Johnson, but the Heat are back to full strength Sunday and will go with Hassan Whiteside, Johnson and Josh Richardson up front.

April 4, 2018 06:53 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Moving into starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt will start Wednesday's game against the Kings.

The Heat will be without a few regulars, including James Johnson, so Babbitt will get the nod at power forward alongside Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson. Babbitt has been a DNP-CD in five of the last six games, and he hasn't logged double-digit minutes since mid-March.

March 14, 2018 09:45 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Will start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt will get the start Wednesday against the Kings, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Babbitt moves into the starting lineup as Josh Richardson has been ruled out with a sore left foot. Babbitt has sat out two of the past three games, but did see an average of 25.5 minutes in his two spot starts earlier in March.

March 8, 2018 10:40 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: DNP-Coach's Decision in Thursday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt did not see the floor during Thursday's 108-99 win over the 76ers.

Babbitt was expected to return to a reserve role with Tyler Johnson rejoining the starting five. However, it was not clear that Babbitt would remain on the bench for the entire contest. Through 44 appearances in 2017-18, he is averaging 5.8 points (45.5 FG, 42.1 3Pt, 77.3 FT), 2.0 rebounds, 1.3 threes, 0.6 assists, 0.2 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 14.8 minutes per game.

March 8, 2018 06:56 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Shifting back to bench Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt will return to the bench for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

Babbitt started the last three games, but hasn't been overly effective with the extra minutes and will now return to his typical bench role. Tyler Johnson will rejoin starting lineup in the corresponding move and Wayne Ellington (quad) is returning from injury, which could keep Babbitt off the floor for most of Thursday's contest. Babbitt can safely be avoided for fantasy purposes with a Heat roster at full strength.

March 3, 2018 06:52 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Will start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt will start Saturday's game against the Pistons, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.

The Heat will bring Kelly Olynyk off the bench Saturday, and with Bam Adebayo (personal) unavailable, it's Babbitt who will get the nod at one forward spot. James Johnson will start at the other forward, while Justise Winslow moves to the bench.

February 9, 2018 11:56 AM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Cleared to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt will be available to play in Friday's game against the Bucks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Babbitt was traded to the Heat on Thursday in exchange for Okaro White, and the stretch four will be on the bench and suited up just a day after. While the Heat will be without Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) Friday night and for the near future, the team still has a number of guys that will be featured in the rotation before Babbitt, so his minutes will likely be limited during his tenure in Miami.

February 8, 2018 12:36 PM
Heat's Luke Babbitt: Dealt to Heat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt was traded to the Heat on Thursday in exchange for Okaro White, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

Babbitt had, for the most part, fallen out of the Hawks rotation after being a key member early on in the season. He'll now return to familiar territory, as Babbitt spent the 2016-17 season in Miami, but this time around, given that the Heat currently boast plenty of frontcourt depth, Babbitt is not likely to see much of a role in South Beach.

February 1, 2018 05:20 AM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Scores two points in Wednesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbit had two points (1-1 FG) in four minutes during Wednesday's 123-110 loss to the Hornets.

Babbit has been a healthy scratch in 13 of the last 20 games, seeing double-digit minutes just twice since mid-December after being somewhat of a fixture off the bench prior to that point. Given the team's depth of young talent along the wing, it should be no surprise if things remain the same going forward, as the last-placed Hawks are focused on developing guys for the future.

December 14, 2017 06:40 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Cleared to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is available to play during Thursday's game against the Pistons, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

As expected, Babbitt will be available to play Thursday after originally coming into the contest listed as probable. He's averaged 18.1 mintes over the past seven games, though could see a reduction in workload with John Collins (shoulder) back.

December 13, 2017 04:48 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Probable Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Pistons.

All indications are that Babbitt will be available, as he's played in each of the last six contests without restriction. Nevertheless, the Hawks continue to list him as probable for each successive game.

December 12, 2017 05:48 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Cleared to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) will play during Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

Babbitt has landed on the injury report over each of the past six games, but has ended up playing. Over that stretch, he's averaging 7.2 points and 2.8 rebounds across 17.5 minutes per contest.

December 11, 2017 04:32 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Probable Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt is considered probable for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers.

Babbitt has been battling a minor back issue of late, but he's played in each of the last six games, and the probable designation is likely just precautionary. In Sunday's loss to the Knicks, Babbitt played 21 minutes and finished with nine points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3PT) and three boards.

December 9, 2017 06:20 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Will play Saturday vs. Magic
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is available to play in Saturday's game against the Magic, KL Chouinard of ATLand29.com reports.

Babbitt has been dealing with some lingering soreness in his lower back, but hasn't missed any time because of it and will once again take the court Saturday. That said, Babbitt has been limited to minutes in the teens in three of the last four games while backing up Ersan Ilyasova at power forward, which has limited his overall fantasy impact.

December 8, 2017 04:08 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Probable Saturday vs. Magic
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is probable for Saturday's tilt against the Magic, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

Babbitt continues to nurse lower back soreness, but it hasn't caused him to miss any of the previous four contests. In those games, he's averaged 8.5 points in 17.0 minutes. An update on his status will likely arrive after Saturday's morning shootaround.

December 6, 2017 06:09 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Cleared to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is available for Wednesday's matchup against the Magic.

Babbitt, who continues to nurse a sore lower back, was probable heading into the contest, so his availability isn't too surprising. Over the past three tilts, he's averaged 10.3 points across 18.3 minutes per game.

December 5, 2017 05:17 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Probable for Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, KL Chouinard of Atland29.com reports.

Babbitt missed three games at the end of December with a sore lower back, but has returned to the lineup over the last three games, averaging 18.3 minutes over that span. He'll once again be placed on the injury report as a precautionary measure, but if all goes as planned, look for Babbitt to be on the court Wednesday. Babbitt should once again come off the bench behind Ersan Ilyasova at power forward, likely limiting him to minutes in the upper teens or low 20s.

December 4, 2017 07:09 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Will play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) has been cleared to play Monday against the Nets.

There was never much of a doubt that Babbitt would play, though he has been battling some minor back problems on-and-off over the last few weeks. The Nevada product will be available off the bench two nights after scoring a season-high 20 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3PT) in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.

December 3, 2017 05:44 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Probable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbitt (back) is listed as probable for Monday's matchup with the Nets.

Babbitt has dealt with some back issues over the last few weeks, but it's not expected to limit him going into Monday's contest. If all goes as planned, Babbitt should be in the lineup Monday and with the likes of Mike Muscala (ankle), John Collins (shoulder) and Dewayne Dedmon (leg) all out, Babbitt will likely take on a very hefty workload.

December 2, 2017 07:00 PM
Hawks' Luke Babbitt: Shines in reserve role with 20 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Babbit contributed 20 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds and an assist across 21 minutes in Saturday's 114-102 win over the Nets.

With Dewyane Dedmon (leg) and John Collins (shoulder) both sidelined, Babbitt came in off the bench and saw extended time in the frontcourt. Babbitt was recently battling a back injury himself and was potentially seeing more time post-recovery, but Ersan Ilyasova returned from injury sooner than expected, sliding Babbitt back to the pine. It will be interesting to see if any single player emerges as a waiver-wire star in the wake of these injuries but for now, Babbitt, Ilyasova and Miles Plumlee appear to be the candidates for such a designation.

 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-9/225
Birthdate:
06/20/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Team:
Miami Heat
School:
Nevada
NBA Experience:
8