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Heat's Goran Dragic: Available, though unlikely to play
Dragic (knee) has been cleared to play Thursday against the 76ers, but coach Erik Spoelstra notes that he believes the point guard needs some more work in practice before taking the court, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Even if he doesn't play Thursday, Dragic appears to be ready for a full return in the near future. He's been out since Dec. 10 after undergoing right knee surgery. He may not reclaim his spot in the starting lineup immediately, but Justise Winslow's role as the Heat's starter at point guard is very much in jeopardy.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Derrick Jones Jr.: Practices in full
Jones (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Jones wasn't expected to return to the court until early-to-mid March, but that timeline has likely now moved up after he was cleared to take contact coming out of the All-Star break. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, coach Erik Spoelstra said Jones would travel with the Heat to Philadelphia ahead of Thursday's matchup with the 76ers, but the forward is no lock to be included in the rotation right away. The Heat might want Jones to put in a little more on-court work before clearing him to return from a three-and-a-half-week absence.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Goran Dragic: Full participant in practice
Dragic (knee) fully participated in Wednesday's practice.
This is the first word of Dragic practicing in any capacity, and it seems like he's close to a return, especially since he'll travel to Philadelphia for Thursday's contest against the 76ers. More word on his status should arrive after the Heat go through morning shootaround. Even if he doesn't play Thursday, he seems set to take the court in the near future, which could spell the end of Justise Winslow at point guard.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Emanuel Terry: Joins Heat on 10-day deal
Terry has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Heat.
The Heat organization traded for Terry when he was in the G League, acquiring him from the Canton Charge. He's appeared in nine contests for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 16.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks across 30.7 minutes. Earlier in the season, he signed a 10-day deal with Suns, and he appeared in two games for the team, racking up nine points, six boards, three steals and an assist across 20 minutes. Terry will look to build upon his previous NBA experience and attempt to find a permanent spot with Miami.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Dwyane Wade: Plays in final All-Star Game
Wade totaled seven points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 10 minutes in Team LeBron's win over Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.
Wade played in his 13th and final All-Star game, finishing with an average line in the win. Wade has provided consistent production off the bench for the Heat this season, and he has turned it on as of late. He'll try to stay hot when the Heat return to action on Feb. 21.... See More ... See Less
Heat's James Johnson: Scores 12 points in Wednesday's win
Johnson amassed 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Johnson has looked a little bit more like himself here in February after struggling for the vast majority of the season. The one bright spot for Johnson has been his three-point shooting, as he is maintaining a career-best percentage from beyond the arc.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Dion Waiters: Scores 20 points in Wednesday's win
Waiters accumulated 20 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Waiters has recorded at least 20 points twice in the last three games and reached double figures in four straight. He amassed double-digit points three times through his first 14 appearances this season while never seeing more than 29 minutes, since which he has earned 30-plus minutes in each of the last four matchups. Still, with Goran Dragic (knee) nearing his return to the lineup, it's likely Waiters will soon be shifting back into a reserve role.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Justise Winslow: Well-rounded stat line in win
Winslow contributed 11 points (5-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 11 rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Winslow matched his season high in rebounding while posting his sixth double-double through 51 appearances this season. That's twice as many double-doubles as he managed through his first three seasons combined (three double-doubles through his first 164 games). It's clear he has taken his game to another level here in 2018-19. Nevertheless, fantasy owners should be bracing themselves for a dip in Winslow's production given that Goran Dragic (knee) is reportedly nearing his return to the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Dwyane Wade: Scores 22 points in Wednesday's win
Wade went for 22 points (9-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Wade played through an illness to deliver an impressive and efficient scoring performance in a much-needed victory. The 37-year-old veteran has scored 20 points or more three times across the last six games and eight times through 46 appearances this season. After taking part in his final All-Star game this coming weekend, Wade will look to keep things rolling in Miami's next matchup (Feb. 21 versus the 76ers).... See More ... See Less
Heat's Dwyane Wade: Will play Wednesday
Wade (illness) will play Wednesday against the Mavericks, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
When asked if he's good to go, Wade responded "I'm gonna go. I don't know if I'm good." So, it's possible we see fewer minutes than usual out of Wade, who missed shootaround with an illness.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Dwyane Wade: Questionable Wednesday
Wade is questionable Wednesday against the Mavericks due to an illness, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wade wasn't at morning shootaround as he nursed an illness, and the veteran's availability is in question. If he ends up sidelined, Heat backcourt players like Dion Waiters and Rodney McGruder could see extra run.... See More ... See Less
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