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Luke Babbitt | Forward | #22

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Even when Babbitt is starting for the Heat, his minutes rarely exceed the 15-minute mark, so he remains a non-option in most leagues. Joining him in the starting five will be Tyler Johnson, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson and Hassan Whiteside. Apr 4 - 6:52 PM

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Luke Babbitt is back on the bench for Friday against the Lakers.

Babbitt is probably not going to see many minutes tonight.
Mar 16 - 9:40 PM

Luke Babbitt filled in for Josh Richardson (left ankle) on Wednesday, going scoreless with one rebound in 14 minutes.

The severity of Richardson's ankle injury is unclear, but for now we're considering him day-to-day. Even if he does earn more starts, there's no reason to touch him. In 12 previous starts he'd averaged just 9.2 points, 2.4 triples, 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.3 blocks.
Mar 15 - 1:16 AM

Luke Babbitt will start Wednesday's game in place of Josh Richardson (left ankle).

Babbitt was a DNP-CD on Monday but coach Erik Spoelstra apparently wants more 3-point shooting in his starting unit tonight. He's still a dubious streaming play, and Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder could all get a piece of J-Rich's minutes.
Mar 14 - 9:38 PM

Luke Babbitt moved from the starting lineup on Tuesday to out of the rotation on Thursday.

He may see the occasional start when a player is hurt, but not when there are 11 candidates ahead of him to start like there are right now. Babbitt has no fantasy value.
Mar 8 - 10:34 PM

Luke Babbitt will move to the bench on Thursday against the 76ers.

The Heat are fairly healthy again, so Babbitt is probably out of the rotation now.
Mar 8 - 6:56 PM

Luke Babbitt played just six minutes vs. the Wizards with one 3-pointer and nothing else.

He was benched at halftime and never came back in. There's a good chance he falls completely out of the rotation when Wayne Ellington (thigh) gets back because his floor spacing won't be needed.
Mar 6 - 10:30 PM

Luke Babbitt scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

He basically had one job and that was to launch treys with eight of his nine shots coming from deep. With Bam Adebayo likely back for Monday, Babbitt is likely going to move out of the rotation.
Mar 3 - 10:25 PM

Luke Babbitt and James Johnson will start at the forward spots against the Pistons on Saturday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra is really mixing it up today with his lack of depth on the wing and with Bam Adebayo out. Babbitt will be really hard to count on after playing just one minute combined in the last two games. Justise Winslow can still be productive off the bench, but he's riskier now.
Mar 3 - 6:51 PM

Luke Babbitt has been cleared to play Friday vs. the Bucks.

Miami acquired Babbitt from the Hawks prior to Thursday's deadline. Babbitt can shoot from distance but is unlikely to see consistent minutes unless there is an injury to the players ahead of him on the depth chart. He should be left on waivers.
Feb 9 - 12:01 PM

Luke Babbitt will be traded to the Heat for forward Omari White.

It's a minor deadline-day trade that gives Miami some welcome perimeter shooting, but doesn't move the needle for fantasy purposes. There's no reason to touch Babbitt in any fantasy leagues.
Feb 8 - 12:11 PM

Luke Babbitt was a healthy DNP-CD on Saturday.

Ersan Ilyasova is playing well as the starting PF, and coach Mike Budenholzer has taken a shine to big man Tyler Cavanaugh (seven points, five boards in 15 minutes). That leaves Babbitt on the outside of the rotation, a situation that might not change if those aforementioned guys stay healthy.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:35:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is available to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

It seems like he's been probable for a month the Hawks continue to list him as such. Babbitt should see minutes close to 20 off the bench, but doesn't have much value outside of 3-pointers.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:29:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

Babbitt has been dealing with a back issue, but it hasn't kept him out of the lineup. However, he's averaging just 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes over Atlanta's last six games. He has very little value in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will play Tuesday vs. the Cavs, as expected.

Maybe Babbitt will be able to get 20 minutes tonight, but he's nothing more than a very low-end, 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Tyler Johnson
2Dwyane Wade
3Wayne Ellington
4Dion Waiters
SF1Josh Richardson
2Derrick Jones Jr.
3Rodney McGruder
PF1James Johnson
2Justise Winslow
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem