Player News - Heat

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Beasley will be active and available to play for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Beasley hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to be considered a viable option in standard leagues for the past three seasons, and while he will have some opportunity playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries, he has a long history of failing to reach his potential. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here.
Feb 26 - 2:16 PM

The Miami Heat have signed F Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

While it's unlikely that Beasley will provide much fantasy value, this is a situation worth monitoring. He should be in shape as he's been playing in China and there are plenty of minutes available in the injury-depleted Heat frontcourt. There's a good chance that Beasley flames out in his third stint with the Heat, but owners in deep leagues may want to take a flier on the former No. 2 overall pick if they have an open roster spot.
Feb 26 - 12:49 PM

Mario Chalmers got 33 minutes off the Heat bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-10 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for eight points and one assist.

Yuck. The minutes were nice, but it's going to be very tough for him to do much as long as Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are healthy.
Feb 25 - 10:33 PM

Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday.
Feb 25 - 10:30 PM

Hassan Whiteside had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's overtime win.

He was helped out a bit by the extra time, and while he hasn't exploded like a superstar lately, it's hard to complain about anything he's doing. Especially when he was free off the wire for a majority of his owners.
Feb 25 - 10:28 PM

Luol Deng injured his neck on Wednesday, but played through it and had 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 8-of-14 shooting.

It looks like he loves playing with Goran Dragic (and without Chris Bosh), so we may get to see the Deng owners thought they were drafting back in October. That is, if his body holds up through the rest of the season.
Feb 25 - 10:26 PM

Luol Deng made 11-of-14 from the field against the 76ers during a 119-108 win on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He was one point off his season high and he more than doubled his previous February scoring average of 13.3 points per game. Deng hasn't been very productive before today, adding averages of 5.7 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 treys in his previous seven games this month. He does log more minutes at power forward now, but that's not why he exploded today -- the 76ers were horrible on defense. Deng won't be this good, but he's a strong player to start in standard leagues.
Feb 23 - 10:23 PM

Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player.
Feb 23 - 10:15 PM

Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league.
Feb 23 - 10:06 PM

Dwyane Wade played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Monday with 18 points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal and six turnovers.

He would have played more if the 76ers weren't blown out. Wade has been highly involved in the offense since his return to the lineup, which isn't a surprise with Chris Bosh gone. He looked healthy and he should be ready to go for the upcoming back-to-back starting on Friday. He'll play the Magic on Wednesday, as well.
Feb 23 - 10:03 PM

Udonis Haslem is starting on Monday night against the 76ers.

He came off the bench to start the second half on Saturday. Haslem only played 20 minutes in that game, which serves as a fair expectation tonight.
Feb 23 - 6:47 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (blood clots) remains hospitalized.

Bosh is in good spirits and is continuing the recovery process, and that's all that matters. Bosh will not return this season, but the only thing we're focused on is ensuring he gets back to full health.
Feb 23 - 11:36 AM

The Heat could sign another player to fill its 15th roster spot, and the candidates include Thomas Robinson, Andray Blatche and Michael Beasley.

Miami is 'discussing' what to do with the roster spot, and although the team could wind up doing nothing, it sounds like they might want to bring in some more help with how thin their frontcourt is. Despite recently getting permission to work out at AmericanAirlines Arena, we don't see a Beasley reunion in the cards for the Heat. Of the three names mentioned, Blatche, who has played this season in China, would seemingly be the best fit.
Feb 23 - 10:16 AM

Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

"It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests.
Feb 23 - 10:12 AM

There is reportedly a chance that Josh McRoberts (knee) could return before the end of the regular season.

Talk about a comeback. McBob was supposed to be sidelined for the entire season after having meniscus surgery in December, but there are now whispers that the Heat are cautiously optimistic about a potential return for the versatile power forward. With Chris Bosh ruled out for the season, the Heat could definitely use McRobert's services so we will definitely be tracking this story very closely.
Feb 22 - 6:32 PM


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