Player News - Heat

Date: Team: Pos:
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (calf) was able to participate in all of Sunday's practice, and is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday to determine his status for their game against the Magic.

The Heat have been in shambles without him, going just 3-5 in his absence so it will be great for them to get him back. Bosh's owners will have to check back on Monday before activating him in their lineups, but things are finally starting to look up. Bosh's return would spell trouble for the value of Shawne Williams (foot) and Chris Andersen.
Dec 28 - 1:46 PM

Chris Andersen had another terrific game on Saturday with 13 points, four rebounds and one block in 25 minutes against the Grizzlies during a 103-95 loss.

He made all five from the field and chances are he's going to stick in the starting lineup once Chris Bosh (calf) comes back. If you need blocks in a pinch, give him a look as a low-end specialist.
Dec 27 - 10:21 PM

Shawne Williams played 17 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with seven points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He is dealing with a foot issue, but that's not necessarily why his minutes were low. Chris Bosh (calf) will be back soon and the Heat have most of their team getting healthy besides Josh McRoberts, so leave Williams on the wire in most leagues.
Dec 27 - 10:19 PM

Danny Granger scored 18 points against the Grizzlies on Saturday with three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

It doubled his season high of nine points, which came on Thursday. Granger does have it going as far as Granger standards go, but it's likely just a matter of time before he needs to miss time. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire.
Dec 27 - 10:17 PM

Dwyane Wade scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 11-of-17 from the field against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

This was a nine-category line with both attempts from the line going in and only one turnover. In other news, he looked to have knee-to-knee contact, so his fantasy owners will have to be on the lookout in the future. Wade was in some pain, but he didn't need to go to the locker room. The Heat have a four-game week on the horizon starting on Monday, so his fantasy owners should be equipped with plenty of ammo for his status for this week before making a decision.
Dec 27 - 10:14 PM

Shawne Williams (foot) is starting against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He needed a lot of time to warm up and was truly a game-time decision. Williams isn't very involved in the offense and is more of just a floor spacer, so he's not going to have many chances to put up big numbers. Plus, Chris Bosh (calf) is getting closer, so keep him on the wire.
Dec 27 - 7:20 PM

Justin Hamilton (concussion) is out for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

The bad news for the Heat continues to pile up, and this means that Chris Andersen will continue seeing big minutes along with Udonis Haslem. The Birdman is worth a look for his ability to block shots, but owners in deep leagues can safely cut Hamilton and ignore Haslem.
Dec 27 - 11:14 AM

Shawne Williams is dealing with a really sore foot, and he is now considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Memphis.

Chris Bosh (calf) was already ruled out for this one, meaning the Heat may be forced to give Udonis Haslem big minutes Saturday. Check back for official confirmation before tip-off, but owners should have a backup plan ready. However, don't look towards Haslem, as he simply doesn't have enough upside to play in almost any format.
Dec 27 - 11:06 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (calf) will not play on Saturday vs. Memphis.

Bosh was targeting this game for his return, but he will unfortunately remain on the sidelines and his owners will have to remain patient. Shawne Williams (foot) is also suddenly questionable for Saturday's contest, meaning Udonis Haslem would likely play all the minutes he can handle. Stay tuned.
Dec 27 - 11:02 AM

Ray Allen is reportedly leaning towards retiring despite interest from several different contending teams.

It would be great to see one of the best shooters in NBA history back out on the court but this news is a little troubling. Teams such as San Antonio, Washington, Chicago, Cleveland, and Golden State have all shown interest so it is a little surprising that a deal hasn't been completed. Regardless, even if Allen does sign with a team he won't have a large enough role to matter in most leagues. We will pass along any updates as needed.
Dec 27 - 9:01 AM

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


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