Player News - Heat

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Justin Hamilton's agent expects him to be going "full speed" within a few days, after a heart flutter sidelined him on Monday.

This is great news for the young big man, though he's unlikely to resume full-contact play until his re-evaluation in a few weeks. His 7'0" frame alone might earn him a roster spot on a Heat team starved for size, but even if he does earn a rotation spot he's not a viable fantasy option.
Sep 30 - 2:53 PM

James Ennis confirmed that he's playing most of his minutes at SF for the Heat.

That leaves Ennis to fight for backup minutes behind Luol Deng. With Danny Granger and Shawne Williams also in the mix, Ennis is best left untouched in all fantasy formats.
Sep 30 - 2:21 PM

Chris Bosh suggested that Shannon Brown will be Dwyane Wade's primary backup this year, saying, "[Brown] is pretty good, I'm surprised we were able to get him."

Wade's health is a perpetual concern for the Heat, who are taking a depth-by-committee approach this year. In addition to Brown, coach Erik Spoelstra can deploy Reggie Williams and Danny Granger as backup SGs, and Mario Chalmers could spend some time as a two-guard. Given Miami's the alternatives, it's unsurprising that Bosh pegged Brown as a likely contributor for the second unit.

Justin Hamilton underwent a procedure to repair an atrial flutter on Monday after experiencing light-headedness during Monday's practice.

After being taken to the hospital, Hamilton was diagnosed with an atrial flutter (an abnormality in the beating of the heart). The 24-year-old will be re-evaluated in three weeks and doctors will then determine if he can rejoin practice.
Sep 30 - 1:11 PM

Center Justin Hamilton of the Heat missed practice on Sunday with an illness.

He should be fine and we will update his status as needed. As of right now he has almost no fantasy value and should not be drafted.
Sep 28 - 6:25 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh said on Sunday that he wants to be seen and heard this season as the Heat try to rebound after a tough summer.

He has never been a real vocal player on the court but Bosh is going to have to step into a leadership role this year with LeBron gone. "Before, I was kind of more reserved, more quiet, because I could do that," said Bosh. "I think now I'm in a situation where I have to help out a lot of guys." Bosh should be featured a lot more for the Heat this year due to the void left by LeBron. Expect a bump in his numbers this year and we would suggest taking him in the early rounds.
Sep 28 - 6:17 PM

Josh McRoberts confirmed that he had toe surgery immediately following the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, but he'll be ready to go when the regular season begins.

McRoberts numbers don't jump off the page, as he averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.1 turnovers, and 1.3 three-pointers with Charlotte last season, but his ability to offer treys and assists from the power forward position makes him worthy of a late-round selection in standard leagues.
Sep 28 - 12:37 PM

Dwyane Wade said on Saturday that his goal is to play in every game this season.

It's certainly a lofty expectation after he missed a whopping 28 games last season and 13 games in 2012-13. Wade was rested as a precaution for a sizable portion of the season and he didn't suffer many injuries through the 2013-14 campaign. He may have even more responsibility this season, which means it may be even tougher for him to remain healthy. D-Wade is an early-middle round target with upside in fantasy leagues.
Sep 27 - 2:34 PM

Danny Granger (knee) went through a full practice session on Saturday.

He revealed on Friday that he had a secret surgery two months ago. Granger has a multitude of knee injuries and it would be a major surprise for his knees to hold up this season. If he goes down, rookie James Ennis could find himself getting significant minutes on the wing.
Sep 27 - 1:40 PM

Chris Andersen said his teammates called him "Two Checks" because of the buyout from the Nuggets in 2012.

The Nuggets are paying him about $9 million from the buyout after letting him go in July of 2012. Everyone calls him Birdman nowadays, so a new nickname is a welcomed sight. Still, Two Checks isn't worth a penny in standard fantasy drafts and auctions.
Sep 26 - 9:28 PM

Danny Granger said recently he considered a return to the Pacers, but figured Miami was a better fit, with or without LeBron James.

With Paul George out for the season with a broken leg and Lance Stephenson in Charlotte, Granger might have had a shot at starting in Indy, if he were healthy enough. But it really doesn't matter now, as he'll come off the bench for the Heat just like he did for the Clippers last season. Ignore him on draft night.
Sep 26 - 7:40 PM

Luol Deng says that he forgives Danny Ferry, and he doesn't believe Ferry is a racist.

"It's not something I want to hold onto... I believe he's really sorry for what he said," said Deng. "One of the hardest things to do as a human being, and something we should do more often, is forgive." Deng is one of the classiest guys in the NBA, and to say he handled this fiasco well would be a pretty big understatement. Deng is a bounce-back candidate after struggling through various injuries last season, and he profiles as a risk-reward pick in the later rounds of drafts.
Sep 26 - 6:34 PM

Danny Granger admitted that he had knee surgery in July, but he'll be ready for the Miami's season opener.

Granger's troublesome knees have severely limited him for the past three seasons, and he just isn't the same player he used to be. Granger averaged 8.2 points, and 3.2 rebounds on 37.8 percent shooting from the field through 41 games last season, and he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Sep 26 - 4:30 PM

The Heat have given three-year veteran Chris Johnson a training camp invite.

Miami's roster now stands at 20, and Johnson has his work cut out for him if he hopes to make the final cut. Johnson has bounced around a lot during his three-years in the league, playing for Portland, Boston, New Orleans and Minnesota. He boasts career averages of 2.9 points, and 2.0 rebounds, so even if he does make Miami's official roster, he's not a fantasy option even in the deepest leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 26 - 3:18 PM

Dwyane Wade said he did not work on his 3-point shooting this summer.

It's not a surprise and he's just a 28.9 percent shooter from beyond the arc in his career. Wade won't be able to get so many easy shots with LeBron James out of town, so we highly doubt he'll be able to match his 54.5 percent from the field in 2013-14. He's a risky selection in the middle rounds of drafts.
Sep 26 - 2:10 PM


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