Player News - Heat

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The Heat announced on Tuesday that they have recalled Okaro White from their D-League affiliate.

The Heat sent White down this past weekend so he could participate in the D-League All-Star Game. White has minimal fantasy value. He has appeared in 14 games for Miami this season and is averaging 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.2 minutes. He can be left on waiver wires.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 21 - 1:41 PM

Josh Richardson (foot) said he's "excited" to get back to the court and "make an impact" for his team after the All-Star break.

"I feel like I can get a lot of growth done still. There’s still a lot of time left," said Richardson. "I think I’ve grown a lot, but I’d like to do a lot more on the court." The Heat will resume practice on Wednesday, but all indications are that Richardson will be in uniform for Miami's first game after the break, Friday vs. Atlanta. Rodney McGruder figures to return to the bench once Richardson is fully up to speed, and guys like Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson could be losing some touches on offense. Richardson makes sense as a speculative add if you've got someone to cut.
Feb 20 - 3:17 PM

Marcus Georges-Hunt's 10-day contract with the Heat has expired.

The Heat would have to waive a player in order to re-sign Georges-Hunt to another 10-day deal, as Josh Richardson (foot) is set to return after the All-Star break. He didn't even make an appearance for the Heat, so this won't have an impact on the rotation.
Feb 19 - 10:12 AM

The Heat hired Shane Battier as the Director of Basketball Development & Analytics.

His responsibilities include development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players. Battier was perhaps the most infatuated player in the NBA regarding stats, so this move should be right up his alley, especially with all the advancements in stats since he retired in 2014.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 16 - 5:42 PM

Dion Waiters helped the Heat escape with a win in Houston on Wednesday, getting 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes of action.

The Heat followed up their improbable 13-game win streak with two consecutive losses, but they got back on track tonight and head into the break with tons of momentum. Waiters' recent ankle injury hasn't slowed him down a bit in his past two games, as he's averaging 23.0 points on combined 18-of-36 shooting. Josh Richardson's return after the break could mar his production, but Waiters has been good enough to make believers out of most skeptics.
Feb 15 - 11:32 PM

Tyler Johnson put together another strong game on Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes.

Josh Richardson (foot) is expected back for Miami's first game after the break, which dents Johnson's appeal, but we've seen him produce even with the Heat at full strength. He's recovered from an extended shooting slump, going 16-of-33 (48.5 percent) in Miami's past three games, and most owners could do worse for a utility guard.
Feb 15 - 11:31 PM

Hassan Whiteside racked up 23 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in a win vs. Houston on Wednesday, making 9-of-13 field goals and 5-of-8 free throws in 31 minutes.

Whiteside was irked that coach Erik Spoelstra benched him early on Monday due to a missed rebound, and it looked like he was out to make a statement tonight. "If you don't believe in any side, believe in Whiteside," he said after the game. He was also snubbed as an All-Star replacement tonight, with Carmelo Anthony getting the nod. He shouldn't lack for motivation after the break with the surging Heat just two games out of the No. 8 seed.
Feb 15 - 11:30 PM

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) would ready to play in Miami's first game after the All-Star break.

Richardson has not appeared in a game since January 6th but is expected to miss just one more contest. Upon his return, Richardson could eat into the playing of Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and/or Rodney McGruder, depending on how Coach Spo chooses to deploy him and how effective Richardson is. He can be left on waiver wires for now, as he has had a disappointing season and does not have a clear path to consistent playing time.
Feb 14 - 1:56 PM

Hassan Whiteside padded his league-leading rebound average on Monday, hauling in 19 boards with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

Whiteside came in averaging 14.0 boards per game, just ahead of Andre Drummond (13.9) and DeAndre Jordan (13.7). He's also fifth in offensive rebounds, trailing Tristan Thompson, Rudy Gobert, Drummond and Dwight. Whiteside is also a terrific source of blocks (2.1) and FG percentage (56.4), which has staked him to third-round value on the season -- he rises much higher if you toss out his lousy FT shooting.
Feb 13 - 10:18 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) looked good in his return on Monday, making 10-of-19 shots to finish with 23 points, six assists, two rebounds, two steals and a game-high six turnovers in 34 minutes.

Waiters hit 1-of-5 shots from downtown and showed no rust after a three-game layoff, even though his game-high turnovers did Miami no favors. He's been improbably great over the past month, cruising along with mid-round value, and owners should cling to him while he's hot. Just be aware that Josh Richardson's eventual return could dent his touches and playing time.
Feb 13 - 10:18 PM

Wayne Ellington moved back to Miami's bench on Monday, picking up six points with two 3-pointers and no other statistics in 21 minutes.

Ellington was solid in three starts sans Dion Waiters (ankle) but his appeal is greatly diminished in a reserve role. Josh Richardson (foot) is also "fairly close" to a return, and should at worst be ready after the break, so there isn't much incentive to own Ellington in typical leagues.
Feb 13 - 10:16 PM

Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Magic.

This was the expected move with Dion Waiters (ankle) returning from a three-game absence. Waiters was on fire before the injury, so it's time to let go of Ellington if you picked him up for his 3-point shooting.
Feb 13 - 6:56 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic, sending Wayne Ellington back to the bench.

Waiters has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but he got in a full go during shootaround and there's been no indication of a potential minutes limit, so feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Ellington's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the second unit, so he's not a great option in most settings.
Feb 13 - 6:54 PM

Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) is getting "fairly close" to a return, but he'll remain on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

Richardson hasn't played since Jan. 16, but he's starting to take contact and was a full participant during shootaround. His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday in Houston, but chances are the Heat will just withhold him from competing in any sort of game-time action until after the break. Richardson has had an awful season thus far, so it's tough to justify stashing him in standard leagues.
Feb 13 - 5:56 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is on track to play Monday vs. the Magic.

He still needs to go through his pregame routine before an official decision is made, but things are trending in a very positive direction here. If Waiters is a go, Wayne Ellington will more than likely head back to the bench, and his value will take a decent sized hit with the demotion to the second unit. Stay tuned.
Feb 13 - 5:53 PM


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