Player News - Heat

Date: Team: Pos:

Dwyane Wade will not have any medical restrictions in the playoffs, according to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

"I'm going to read his body language, I'm going to read the game," Spoelstra said. "But he's cleared to play. So neither one of us want to put a restriction on it, but we're also realistic and we'll be smart about it." Wade hasn't played more than 23 minutes in a game since late March and he didn't play in more than eight consecutive games all season, so it would be surprising if he doesn't rest at some point during the postseason.
Apr 19 - 2:22 PM

Michael Beasley (ankle) said he is fine.

Beasley rolled his ankle during Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Sixers. He'll be available for Game 1 against the Bobcats Sunday, but probably will end up as a DNP-CD.
Apr 18 - 1:52 PM

Dwyane Wade (knee) said he's feeling better to start this postseason compared to last postseason.

Wade added he wasn't concerned about continuity with LeBron James and how his last three games helped him. At the conclusion of the playoffs last year, Wade mentioned how much he battled through injury, which explains why the Heat managed him so severely this season. The bottom line is it looks like their plan worked and they'll look to win another title in June.
Apr 18 - 2:07 AM

Greg Oden played 14 minutes in Wednesday's finale and had two points and five rebounds.

Coach Erik Spoelstra hasn't ruled out starting Oden in playoffs, but says it depends on who they're playing. LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen all took Wednesday off, but it looks like the Heat will be at full strength when they take on the Bobcats in Round 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 17 - 12:43 AM

Dwyane Wade hit 6-of-14 shots for 16 points, two rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

His owners probably couldn't care less that he showed up for the final two games of the season, as he was simply a headache to own all year. And if you owned Wade this season, chances are you won't be touching him next year. And we're right there with you. Toney Douglas and Ray Allen were the only other Heat players to score in double figures, as LeBron James, Chris Bosh and some others took the night off to rest. The Heat will play the Bobcats in Round 1, and will have to find an answer for Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson if they're going to breeze into Round 2.
Apr 17 - 12:01 AM

Michael Beasley sprained his right ankle and will not return to Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

It's too bad because he was getting some run tonight, finishing with eight points, one board, two blocks and one turnover. Beasley's minutes figure to drop back down in the playoffs, but the team got a heck of a lot more than they bargained for from him this season.
Apr 16 - 9:59 PM

Dwyane Wade will start next to Toney Douglas, James Jones, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem on Wednesday vs. the Sixers.

Wade is expected to see a nominal amount of minutes, but it's still a great sign for the Heat to even see him suit up. He had to play through injuries last postseason and chances are he will have to again.
Apr 16 - 7:17 PM

Chris Andersen will not play on Wednesday.

No surprise here, but Birdman should be ready to roll once the playoffs start.
Apr 16 - 6:26 PM

Mario Chalmers (rest) will not play on Wednesday against the Sixers.

He's just getting some rest and had a great season in his sixth year. Chalmers had a career-high 45.4 percent from the field while adding some nice steals and triples for his fantasy owners. Expect Norris Cole and Toney Douglas to play point guard vs. a soft Philly D.
Apr 16 - 6:26 PM

Dwyane Wade is expected to play "nominal minutes" in Miami's final game of the regular season on Wednesday.

Wade logged 23 minutes in his return on Saturday, then followed that up with an 18-minute game on Monday, and he's not likely to get much more vs. the 76ers. The good news for Miami is that he doesn't seem to have had any setbacks with his hamstring or knee since returning, while slowly improving his conditioning in the lead-up to the playoffs.
Apr 16 - 1:29 PM

Greg Oden (stomach virus, back) is listed as a game-time decision on Wednesday.

He hasn't played since March 26 and isn't likely to play more than a handful of minutes, but his return would be a welcome sight for the Heat as they prepare for a first-round matchup vs. either the Wizards or Bobcats.
Apr 16 - 11:19 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (rest) will not play in Wednesday's season finale.

Miami can't change their playoff seeding so it makes sense to rest Bosh and LeBron James. If they face the Bobcats in the first round, which seems likely, Bosh will need all the energy he can muster to slow down the reigning Player of the Month, Al Jefferson.
Apr 16 - 10:55 AM

LeBron James and Chris Bosh will both be rested for Wednesday's game.

There's no word yet on Dwyane Wade's availability, but Greg Oden (illness, back) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Miami's final game of the regular season. The Heat will face either the Bobcats or the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 16 - 10:53 AM

Michael Beasley scored 18 points in Monday's blowout 114-93 loss to the Wizards, adding five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Heat sat Chris Bosh and LeBron James tonight to allow Beasley to put up a nice line in his home town. He'll likely be looking at another chance on Wednesday vs. the Sixers with the Heat locked into the two spot in the Eastern Conference. Considering how he likes to dominate the ball, Beasley could be looking at a big night should Miami sit their guys out again.
Apr 14 - 9:33 PM

Toney Douglas played 35 minutes in a start at shooting guard on Monday with 14 points, three boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

The Heat have nothing to play for on Wednesday and Douglas could be looking at big minutes against a hapless Sixers defense. If you're feeling saucy, he's a decent player to use in the season finale, especially if Mario Chalmers also sits.
Apr 14 - 9:30 PM


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