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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat's Willie Reed already off crutches, begins rehab for ankle bursitis

Two days after Willie Reed went down in a heap at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday that his backup center is back on his feet. Initially feared to have a calf injury, Reed was diagnosed Sunday with ankle bursitis and by Monday, Spoelstra already had encouraging...

Boston Herald

Heat center Willie Reed has bursitis, out for Monday

MIAMI — Willie Reed will not travel with the Miami Heat for Mondays game in Dallas because of bursitis in his right ankle.Reed was injured in the fourth quarter of Miamis win over Indiana on Saturday. He limped around for several seconds, then went down in obvious pain and eventually was carted off the court.The Heat originally called Reeds injury a calf strain, and tests performed Sunday showed the bursitis.Reed is being listed as day-to-day. Hes averaging 5.3 points on 57 percent shooting this season.His injury means the Heat will have 11 players available Monday, with four forwards or...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Willie Reed diagnosed with ankle bursitis, out Monday vs. Mavs

A Sunday MRI offered a significant level of relief for the Miami Heat regarding the injury that had backup center Willie Reed wheeled off the court during the fourth quarter of Saturday's victory over the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena. What initially was listed as a strained right calf...

FOX Sports

Heat's Hassan Whiteside on possibility of playing in NBA All-Star Game

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside talks about the possibility of being picked as an injury replacement for Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game.

Orlando Sentinel

Magic's Aaron Gordon game-time decision against Heat

MIAMI --- Aaron Gordon may not have had the ability to work on his routine for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest thanks to his recent injury. But that doesn’t mean the second-year forward is not preparing for the storied All-Star Weekend spectacle. “I can’t practice so I have to visualize,” Gordon said...

philly.com

Sixers end Heat's streak amid news on Embiid and Okafor

It turns out that Joel Embiid's injury is more serious than folks believed. A report by derekbodner.com forced the 76ers to reveal 15 minutes before Saturday night's game against the Miami Heat that their center had a slight meniscus tear in his left knee. An MRI revealed that following the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 20. Back then, the team had said only that Embiid left that game because of a bone bruise in the knee.

FOX Sports

Is Harry Giles worth the risk of a Miami Heat draft pick?

Draft experts believe Harry Giles could be a steal, despite knee injuries that threatened his early career.Often times the word potential is all the NBA Draft is based off of. Particularly when teams venture outside of the top five picks, as the Miami Heat seem poised to do with 13-game win streak...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat add former Georgia Tech guard Marcus Georges-Hunt on 10-day contract

Amid the continuing injury absence of Josh Richardson, and now the ankle injury that has Dion Waiter sidelined, the Miami Heat have added former Georgia Tech guard Marcus Georges-Hunt on a 10-day contract. The Heat re-applied to the NBA for the roster exception that initially allowed the team to...

Boston Herald

Miami Heat extend win streak to 12, beat Bucks 106-88

MILWAUKEE — The Miami Heat keep winning despite having to weather an injury to another key player.The Milwaukee Bucks just can't keep their young core together on the floor at the same time.Miami extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 106-88 win on Wednesday night over the hard-luck Milwaukee Bucks, who lost young forward Jabari Parker in the third quarter to a sprained left knee."When we see anybody go down, we cringe," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We hope he's OK. It definitely took away" from the Bucks' ability to come back.Parker will have an MRI on Thursday, general...

FOX Sports

Milwaukee Bucks: Grades From 106-88 Loss To Miami Heat

The Milwaukee Bucksfailed to build on their previous win, losing to the Heat, and more importantly potentially losing Jabari Parker to a devastating injury.If Milwaukee Bucks fans had reached the pointof needing a reminder that for as much asthe team's recent struggles are frustrating, th...

FOX Sports

Middleton returns, Jabari exits with injury in Bucks' loss

Jabari Parker suffered a sprained left knee in the Bucks loss to the Miami Heat

Heat Index | ESPN

Wednesday's Heat News: Ankle injury concerns Waiters

Wednesday's Heat News: Ankle injury concerns Waiters

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Erik Spoelstra on acquiring Marcus Georges-Hunt

Heat reshuffle mix as Josh Richardson's lingering foot injury opens the door for Marcus Georges-Hunt to be signed to a 10-day contract.

FOX Sports

Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra faces playing time decisions with a healthy backcourt

As the Miami Heat's backcourt nears full strength, how will the rotation be impacted?Two weeks ago, with a record of 11-30, the Miami Heat seemed destined for a top pick in this summer’s NBA Draft. They were a depleted, injury riddled team. An easy win on everybody's schedule--twic...

CSN Philly

Sixers Injury Update: Joel Embiid (right knee contusion) out vs. Heat

Joel Embiid is out for Saturdays game against the Heat with a left knee contusion and Jahlil Okafor will start in his place. By Jessica Camerato

CSN Philly

Sixers Injury Update: Robert Covington (hand) out vs. Heat; Nerlens Noel (illness), Jahlil Okafor (knee) probable

Sixers' Robert Covington will be sidelined for the third straight game Saturday vs. the Heat with a bruised right hand. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are probable.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat's Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic finally on same page

All they needed was time. When Miami Heat guards Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters were first paired together, they knew it would take a while before they meshed. Injuries caused an even longer delay, but the duo finally seems to have clicked. Their improved play is the biggest reason why the Heat...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat's Josh Richardson takes on role of cheerleader while dealing with ankle injury

The victories have made it somewhat more tolerable for Heat guard Josh Richardson. Richardson has missed 10 straight games due to a sprained ankle but the positive is the Heat are playing their best basketball of the season. He has gotten to watch the remarkable turnaround from afar. "They're playing...

FOX Sports

Miami Heat: Welcome to Dion Waiters Island, Population One

NBA guard Dion Waiters may have found a new home in the Miami Heat, but he will still always be an island allto himself.Miami Heat newbie Dion Waiters is... dare I say it, en fuego, as of lately.After missing 20 games due to injury, the 25-year-old made his return to Miami's lineup on Jan...

FOX Sports

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside out Friday night vs. Bulls

As he deals with an ongoing ankle injury, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will miss Friday night's game against the Bulls.With a five-game winning streak going, spurred partiallyby somebig games andlate-game heroics from guard Dion Waiters, the Miami Heat have started to pull themselves ou...