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Heat’s Hassan Whiteside out with groin injury

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside could miss Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks with a groin injury, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He did not participate in Monday’s practice, along with Derrick Jones Jr. (foot) and Udonis Haslem (illness), as the Heat will have to look for reinforcements early on […] The post Heat’s Hassan Whiteside out with groin injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Heat continue without core four on the floor

The Miami Heat continue to find themselves in early-season limbo when it comes to a true portrayal of their roster. As forward James Johnson and guard Dion Waiters continue their ongoing rehabilitations from surgery -- Johnson from a May hernia procedure, Waiters from a January ankle operation...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Latest draft news tilts Mikal Bridges trade in the Suns’ favor

ESPN is reporting the NBA will not make any changes to the one-and-done rule until at least 2022. The contentious draft-night trade between the Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers continues to favor the Suns. After a preseason injury to Zhaire Smith, the Sixers’ guy at 16 after acquiring the pick from Phoenix, the future first-rounder given up by the Suns just became less valuable. Not only were pessimists about the deal concerned that from Phoenix’s perspective, the 2021 Miami Heat first-rounder was too valuable to move up six slots in the draft, but that the pick could get even more...

Wiz of Awes

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat: How to watch, injury report, and prediction

The 2018-19 season has finally arrived as the Washington Wizards host the Miami Heat. It seems as though we’ve been anticipating this moment for an eternity, but the wait finally is over. The Washington Wizards season opener is finally upon us and it couldn’t be more exciting. John Wall and Bradley Beal will lead the charge […] Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat: How to watch, injury report, and prediction - Wiz of Awes - Wiz of Awes - A Washington Wizards Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Justise Winslow’s hamstring injury isn’t a long-term concern for Heat

Justise Winslow is sidelined for the Miami Heat with a hamstring issue, but head coach Erik Spoelstra confirms the injury to the 22-year-old is nothing serious. Winslow was ruled out for Miami’s season opener against the Orlando Magic due to the injury. He is also expected to miss their second game on Thursday against the […] The post Justise Winslow’s hamstring injury isn’t a long-term concern for Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat's James Johnson completes first full practice since May hernia surgery, opener unlikely

James Johnson, who had projected as the Miami Heat's opening-night starting power forward, Monday went through his first contract practice since his May surgery for a sports hernia but still appears unlikely to make his 2018-19 debut with the rest of his teammates Wednesday against the Orlando...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Spoelstra: Continuity trumps injuries

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: Continuity trumps injuries.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Last year's struggles, stemming from injury in opener, well behind Whiteside

As the Miami Heat look to open the regular season against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, it was at that exact point last year – yes, the first game – where center Hassan Whiteside’s season began to go awry. Last year’s opener, also in Orlando, was when the 7-footer initially suffered the...

Peachtree Hoops

Locked on Hawks podcast: John Collins, Heat recap and more

Episode 450 is here. Happy Saturday! The preseason is now in the past for the Atlanta Hawks but, before we move on to the 82-game journey ahead, the Locked on Hawks podcast is here to recap what transpired on Friday evening. Topics include the following: The latest on John Collins’ injury, including how the Hawks may handle this situation when the regular season begins on Wednesday The first half was very different from the second half Trae Young had a very strong evening and he was joined by Alex Len, Jeremy Lin and others Much, much more If you enjoy what you hear on today’s...

Peachtree Hoops

Game Thread (Preseason): Hawks vs. Heat

Join us. Happy Friday, folks. The Atlanta Hawks finish off a five-game preseason slate this evening and the final contest takes place in Miami. As with any exhibition game, hot takes should be kept to a minimum but that won’t stop everyone and let’s just be careful out there. Also, make sure to check out our preview. Probable Starters Hawks PG - Trae Young SG - Kent Bazemore SF - Taurean Prince PF - Vince Carter C - Alex Len Heat PG - Goran Dragic SG - Josh Richardson SF - Derrick Jones Jr. PF - Kelly Olynyk C - Hassan Whiteside Injury Report: Atlanta - John Collins (left ankle...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat’s Udonis Haslem suing veterinarian over prized dog semen

Udonis Haslem claims his dog was castrated without his permission, so now the Miami Heat veteran is suing a Cooper City veterinary hospital. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Broward County, Haslem alleges Murbur Inc.’s LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital acted negligently in treating his dog. Haslem...

ClutchPoints

Dwight Howard could miss season-opener vs. Heat after suffering setback with back injury

Washington Wizards newly-acquired center Dwight Howard could be in danger of missing the team’s season-opener against the Miami Heat after suffering a setback in his recovery from a lower-back injury. Howard recently returned to Washingotn D.C., leaving the team’s current preseason road trip to receive a pain-relief injection, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. […] The post Dwight Howard could miss season-opener vs. Heat after suffering setback with back injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat preseason also a forward-thinking opportunity

The focus this coming week for the Miami Heat will return to the rotation, with Josh Richardson, Bam Adebayo, Wayne Ellington and other primary players expected to pushing past nagging injuries. In the interim, lacking up to eight players at times, the Heat this past week were able to at least...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Rodney McGruder ahead of Tyler Johnson in Heat hierarchy?

As others have stepped aside due to injuries during the preseason, Rodney McGruder has been making a case for himself as more than a Miami Heat afterthought. For coach Erik Spoelstra, that could change the perimeter calculus. After providing a fourth-quarter spark in Sunday's exhibition loss in...

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X-rays negative on Derrick Jones Jr.’s shoulder after scary fall vs. Hornets

X-rays results came back negative after Miami Heat swingman Derrick Jones Jr. took a scary fall during the second quarter of their preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jones attempted to follow up a Goran Dragic miss from the perimeter with a put-back dunk, but got his legs tangled up […] The post X-rays negative on Derrick Jones Jr.’s shoulder after scary fall vs. Hornets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in concussion protocol

According to a report from Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer, Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol program. As a result, he has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s exhibition game against the Miami Heat. Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, in NBA concussion protocol faces changing role, toohttps://t.co/iTNUa5VcGh — Rick Bonnell […] The post Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in concussion protocol appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Erik Spoelsta says James Johnson progressing well from sports hernia surgery

As the Miami Heat prepare to begin the 2018-19 NBA season, Erik Spoelstra and company are simply hoping to begin the year at full health. One of the biggest key injuries that they are hoping to get back to full health before the season opens up is that of James Johnson, who has been recovering […] The post Erik Spoelsta says James Johnson progressing well from sports hernia surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, in NBA concussion protocol faces changing role, too

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is in the NBA’s concussion protocol, and has been ruled out for Tuesday’s preseason exhibition against the Miami Heat at Spectrum Center. Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t play …

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Erik Spoelstra on Heat injuries

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on his team's injuries.

Pounding The Rock

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

The (Pre)season kicks off today! Preseason is it’s own beast. Each team’s got up to twenty men in training camp vying for a roster spot. Also, your key players make limited appearances, if any, in hopes of avoiding unnecessary injury before the season premiere tip off. And while you may not know all the names of the players, the added lack of televised action in the past had made it frustrating. For many preseason games I’ve sat in my truck for the entirety of the game listening to Bill Schoening’s 1200 WOAI call. Don’t get me wrong, Bill is amazing and puts the listener right...

ClutchPoints

Hassan Whiteside does an Antonio Brown in hopes of improving speed

Offseason is the time for players to improve on their game and either heal injuries or get stronger and healthier before the new season begins. For Hassan Whiteside, after an injury-laden 2017-18 season with the Miami Heat, he focused on improving his speed. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes: His offseason included training with […] The post Hassan Whiteside does an Antonio Brown in hopes of improving speed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat could be down two starters for opener; no camp contact James Johnson

The Miami Heat could be down two starters for their Oct. 17 start to the regular season. In addition to the team recently confirming that guard Dion Waiters will miss the entire preseason and likely the start of the regular season in the wake of last January's ankle surgery, power forward James...

Nothin' But Nets

Miami Heat hope inertia can bring improvement in 2018-19

The Miami Heat’s most significant offseason moves were to re-sign free agent Wayne Ellington and bring back Dwyane Wade for a farewell tour. Is enough in a weakened East? The Miami Heat limped through an injury-filled season in 2017-18, but managed to finished 44-38 and get into the playoffs, where they were dispatched by the […] Miami Heat hope inertia can bring improvement in 2018-19 - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More