Mickey compiled just four points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), but added two steals, one rebound, and one block in eight minutes during Saturday's 129-102 victory over the Wizards.
The Heat blew this game out of the water early and were able to get plenty of rest for their rotation guys. Mickey, who hasn't played much at all this season, was able to see the floor for eight minutes. He chipped in with three defensive stats in that time but did little else. He is not an option in any league and should be left well alone.
Mickey was a healthy scratch during Monday's 95-88 win over the Mavericks.
Mickey has seen the court only once in January, this after appearing in 11 tilts during December and averaging 17.1 minutes per night. However, prior to that Mickey had only played in four of the 21 matchups through October and November. With Hassan Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk, and Bam Adebayo all ahead of Mickey on the center depth chart, he can be ignored in most leagues.
Mickey managed nine points (4-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 24 minutes during Monday's 110-104 loss to the Hawks.
Mickey supplied a career high in rebounding while matching his career high in scoring, and he filled in well with fellow frontcourt players Hassan Whiteside (knee), Justice Winslow (knee), and James Johnson (ankle) sidelined. Whiteside and Johnson have already been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup versus the Celtics, and if Winslow remains out then Mickey might be called upon to play a decent load of minutes against his former team.
Mickey will start on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Mickey started the Heat's previous two games in place of the injured Hassan Whiteside (knee), but after a pair of relatively ineffective performances, the team will give Bam Adebayo -- the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft -- a chance to start. The two, along with Kelly Olynyk, will likely split Whiteside's minutes.
With regular starter Hassan Whiteside (knee) day-to-day and set to miss another contest, Spoelstra appears inclined to stick with Mickey on the top unit after the third-year player turned in a productive 14 minutes in Saturday's win over the Pacers, supplying eight points and six rebounds. Despite the solid showing, it's unlikely Mickey will see his playing time expand much further, as the 6-foot-8, 235-pounder is quite undersized for a center and probably isn't a viable option for extended stretches of action. Instead, Kelly Olynyk is expected to handle the bulk of the minutes at the position Monday and should make for a more appealing fantasy option than Mickey for the duration of Whiteside's absence. Once Whiteside is healthy again, Olynyk is expected to slide over to a starting role at power forward, with James Johnson returning to the bench.
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