Player News - Heat

Date: Team: Pos:

Danny Granger came off the bench for a season-high nine points, seven rebounds and a 3-pointer on 4-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes on Thursday.

Granger has been irrelevant this season but it's possible that he's feeling good and could start contributing. He's not worth owning, but if he starts getting 25 minutes a night, he'll be worth a look if he can stay healthy.
Dec 25 - 8:32 PM

Dwyane Wade hit 21-of-28 shots and two 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in Thursday's 101-91 win over the Cavs.

Wade is healthy again and getting it done, but he was bothered by his sore knee at times tonight. Hopefully he'll continue to play through the pain.
Dec 25 - 8:30 PM

Mario Chalmers started at point guard on Thursday but hit just 2-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six assists and a steal.

Norris Cole played 34 minutes off the bench but wasn't much better, finishing with eight points, five assists and a steal on 2-of-7 shooting. Chalmers is the guy you want to own out of these two, but he's proven to be a much more effective player when Dwyane Wade is in street clothes, which wasn't the case tonight.
Dec 25 - 8:28 PM

Luol Deng hit 11-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Heat beat the Cavaliers on Christmas Day.

Deng was a beast today and also did a nice job of playing defense on LeBron James. He got off to a slow start this season, but could be ready to go on a tear.
Dec 25 - 8:25 PM

Chris Andersen started at center again on Thursday and had 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in 29 minutes.

He hit 4-of-5 shots and as long as Chris Bosh is out, and Andersen is starting, he's worth a look in all formats.
Dec 25 - 8:23 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh expects to test his calf during Friday's practice, and if all goes well, he hopes to play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

"We have to read and react and see how everything goes and go from there," Bosh said. "It's kind of really like a day-to-day thing. I thought that I would be back the last game but it didn't work out like that. It's just something I have to cope with. We have a lot more games to play." We'll be monitoring Bosh's status closely, and we'll pass along any updates as they become available. Stay tuned.
Dec 25 - 7:01 PM

Justin Hamilton (concussion) will not suit up for the Heat's Christmas Day game against the Cavs.

With Chris Bosh (calf), Josh McRoberts (knee), and Hamilton all unavailable for this one, Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Williams will all pick up some extra minutes. Williams offers the most upside out of the group, while Andersen can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Haslem doesn’t do much aside from rebound.
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (calf) will not suit up for Miami's Christmas Day game vs. Cleveland.

This will be Bosh's seventh consecutive game out of the lineup, and Dwyane Wade will again be the main man on offense for Miami. Expect more minutes for Shawne Williams and Udonis Haslem, with Williams offering the most upside.
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (calf) is doubtful to play on Christmas vs. the Cavaliers.

He was initially targeting this game for his return so it is a little disappointing to hear this news one day before tip-off. Owners should check back on Thursday morning just to verify, but it looks like Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem will continue to soak up his minutes.
Dec 24 - 1:23 PM

Dwyane Wade (knee) returned to action on Tuesday with 23 points, five rebounds, six assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes vs. the visiting Sixers.

"I got some of the swelling out of [the knee] and got some good rest. I’m ready to go," Wade said before the game. He shot 9-of-21 from the field and 5-of-7 from the FT line, and didn't seem bothered by the injury, so owners should expect to have him available for Wednesday's matchup with the Cavaliers.
Dec 24 - 12:04 AM

Mario Chalmers played 39 minutes on Tuesday despite Dwyane Wade (knee) returning to the starting lineup, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and four turnovers.

He shot 4-of-8 from the field with one 3-pointer and tonight's performance was good enough for most fantasy owners. Chalmers has been struggling over the past two weeks, shooting 34.9 percent from the field and 73.3 percent at the FT line. The starting PG job is his to lose, making him worth a 'hold' recommendation in leagues with 12 or more teams.
Dec 24 - 12:02 AM

Norris Cole moved back to Miami's bench with Dwyane Wade (knee) active on Tuesday, finishing with only seven points, one rebound, zero assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

Cole posts the occasional nice game but has been far too inconsistent for use in most fantasy leagues, and his 7.0 points on 39.1 percent shooting are a big reason for his lack of value.
Dec 24 - 12:02 AM

Shawne Williams scored 17 points in a disappointing loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, going 6-of-9 from the field with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, one block and zero turnovers.

He dropped 12 points in the third quarter alone, marking his highest-scoring quarter of the season, and he'll have ample opportunities with Josh McRoberts (knee surgery) expected to miss the rest of the season. Williams' specialty is 3-point shooting, but he has enough overall upside to be owned in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Dec 24 - 12:01 AM

Hassan Whiteside (toe) will play in Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers.

He missed the morning shootaround, but he is going to give it a go against the lowly 76ers. However, even though the Heat are depleted, Whiteside won't see enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Dec 23 - 7:03 PM

Norris Cole will head to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers with Dwyane Wade back in the starting lineup.

Mario Chalmers will start at point guard tonight, and Cole isn't going to be a very attractive option playing limited minutes behind Chalmers and Wade. Those who made a speculative add of Cole while Wade was sidelined can probably send him back to the wire.
Dec 23 - 6:50 PM


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