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Luke Babbitt | Forward | #5

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Luke Babbitt had two personal fouls and no other stats to his credit in 11 minutes of action on Sunday.
Babbitt's deep-league owners are used to muted performances, but this was poor even by his standards. He's not going to merit fantasy ownership unless injuries thin out Miami's wing spots. Mar 12 - 9:30 PM

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Luke Babbitt (back spasms) started vs. the Hornets on Wednesday and posted 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from deep, with four rebounds and one turnover in 18 minutes.

The perimeter specialist exited Monday's game with spasms but they didn't linger, allowing him to resume his typical role tonight. He came in 9-of-14 from deep in his previous four games, but that's the extent of his limited fantasy appeal.
Mar 8 - 11:12 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Babbitt exited Monday's game with back spasms, but apparently, he's had enough time to rest up to feel comfortable getting out there tonight. Still, even as a starter, Babbitt can't be considered a viable target in most settings.
Mar 8 - 6:43 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Babbitt was forced out of Monday's game with back spasms, but he looked fine during shootaround and is on track to play tonight vs. Charlotte. His fantasy value is non-existent, though.
Mar 8 - 11:58 AM

Luke Babbitt (back) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Babbitt tweaked his back during Monday's win over the Cavs and did not return, but we should have a better idea on his status for Wednesday's game following shootaround. If he's unable to give it a go, there will be more minutes available for Okaro White.
Mar 7 - 2:04 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) did not return to Monday's game against the Cavaliers after leaving due to back spasms.

Babbitt was limited to nine minutes before departing. He finished with three points, two rebounds and a blocked shot. If he is forced to miss time it is likely Okaro White steps in to pick up the slack.
Mar 6 - 9:39 PM

Luke Babbitt (back spasms) is questionable to return to Monday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

He normally doesn't play a lot, but this is a huge blow for a Heat team that's missing James Johnson. If Babbitt doesn't return, Okaro White will likely pick up his minutes. The Heat are down to nine players right now.
Mar 6 - 7:40 PM

Luke Babbitt finished scoreless with five rebounds over 16 minutes in Monday's start against the Mavericks.

Babbitt didn't do much in the start, misfiring on his only attempt from the floor. He remains in head coach Erik Spoelstra's starting five, but he is doing next to nothing to help fantasy owners. Avoid him in all leagues unless you need a cheap source of rebounds in the deepest of formats.
Feb 27 - 11:38 PM

Luke Babbitt didn't take any shots or turn the ball over in seven minutes on Saturday, adding three rebounds and one assist.

We always love to give out props for the 0.0 usage rates in starts, so well done Mr. Babbitt. He has almost no fantasy value.
Feb 11 - 10:53 PM

Luke Babbitt scored eight points with one rebound, one assist, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

The 19 minutes are the most he's played since Jan. 23 with this being one of his best efforts of the season. Babbitt should continue to start, but doesn't have much value while James Johnson is active.
Feb 1 - 11:03 PM

Luke Babbitt (ankle) will play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He did not practice on Tuesday and was questionable to play today. Babbitt was not doing much in his starts even before his injury on Monday, averaging just 4.0 points in his previous three starts. He is likely just looking at 12-15 minutes tonight and isn't a fantasy option.
Feb 1 - 5:53 PM

Luke Babbitt (ankle) went through shootaround, but he'll be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.

Babbitt said he felt "pretty good" after going through shootaround, but he wants to test his ankle again while going through his pregame routine before making an official decision on his status. If he's out, Okaro White could draw the start, but he wouldn't be worth much more than a punt play in daily leagues. Check back closer to tip-off for another update.
Feb 1 - 2:15 PM

Luke Babbitt (ankle) did not practice with the team on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Miami.

We will have to check back after Wednesday morning's shootaround for an update on Babbitt. However, he is averaging just 3.8 points in 12.7 minutes over the Heat's last three games, so the fantasy fallout is minimal either way.
Jan 31 - 2:02 PM

Luke Babbitt scored a season-high 16 points with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes on Friday against the Bucks.

The Heat played a lot of small ball with Willie Reed out so that really help Babbitt. He finished 6-of-9 from the field and the minutes were also a season high, but this is likely going to be the flukiest line of the night. This was Babbitt's fourth game of the season with double-digit points and this was the first time he eclipsed the 25-minute mark since Nov. 4. You can leave him on the wire with confidence since Reed is day-to-day.
Jan 13 - 10:49 PM

Luke Babbitt started for the Heat on Tuesday but played just 18 minutes and scored two points after missing five of his six shots.

Babbitt lasted just eight minutes on Friday and sat out on Sunday with the flu, but was back at it tonight. He's yet to have a breakout game despite starting on most nights, and his two double-digit scoring nights happened in the first three games of the season. Even with the Heat banged up and injury depleted, Babbitt just can't get going this season.
Jan 11 - 1:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem