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Top Heat News
Heat's Caleb Martin: Added to injury report
Martin was a late addition to the injury report as questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Knicks due to left knee soreness, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Martin wasn't among the group on the initial report, but his late addition doesn't bode particularly well. However, the team doesn't play until Wednesday, so morning shootaround should provide a clearer picture of his chances of suiting up.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Orlando Robinson: Back to NBA
Miami elevated Robinson from the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Tuesday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Per Winderman, Robinson participated in Miami's practice Tuesday, but it's unclear if he'll be available for Wednesday's matchup with New York. The undrafted rookie hasn't appeared in an NBA game since Feb. 15 and is averaging just 3.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 29 games (one start) this season.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Kyle Lowry: Questionable, but expected to play
Lowry (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, but he's expected to play, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Lowry continues to battle knee soreness following a month-long absence, but it appears the veteran point guard will push through the pain to help Miami during the stretch run. He's appeared in four of the past five matchups, with his lone absence coming during the first half of a back-to-back set, and is averaging 9.0 points, 4.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 25.0 minutes during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Cody Zeller: Remains out
Zeller (nose) is out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Zeller is slated to miss a fifth straight game due to a broken nose. He underwent surgery last week to correct the issue, and head coach Erik Spoelstra said the center should be back "sooner than later," but the Heat haven't released any firm timetable for Zeller's return. His next chance to suit up will come Saturday versus Brooklyn.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Caleb Martin: Offers cross-category contributions
Martin finished Sunday's 112-100 win over Detroit with 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes.
Martin reached the 30-minute mark for the third game in a row and is clearly being prioritized over Kevin Love, who hasn't played more than 23 minutes at any point during that stretch despite starting each time. Though he doesn't offer standout production in any one area, Martin typically chips in a little bit across the board without being a notable liability in any category. Since moving to the bench in late February, Martin is shooting 53.6 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free-throw line while averaging 10.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 27.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Orlando Robinson: Struggles from field
Robinson scored 13 points (6-17 FG, 1-6 3PT) to go with nine rebounds and four assists over 25 minutes of Saturday's 144-119 win over Stockton.
Robinson struggled with efficiency in Saturday's win, shooting just 35 percent from the field on 17 shots while failing to get to the charity stripe. In four regular season appearances for the Skyforce, Robinson has averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks across 29.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Kyle Lowry: All-around game off bench in return
Lowry contributed seven points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes during Sunday's 112-100 victory over the Pistons.
Lowry continues to work his way back from a lengthy absence due to a knee injury, returning Sunday after sitting out Saturday's game by putting forth an all-around showing off the bench. Lowry has tallied at least five points, five rebounds and five assists 14 times this season.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jimmy Butler: Sets season high in assists in win
Butler provided 26 points (8-11 FG, 10-11 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds and one steal over 35 minutes during Sunday's 112-100 victory over the Pistons.
Butler established a new season high in assists en route to coming away with his 10th double-double for the season and his first since March 6. The 33-year-old is shooting a career-best 53 percent from the field and is averaging his most points (22.7 per game) since 2016-17, but the most impressive aspect of Butler's recent production may be the fact that he's merely been on the court. He's now played in all but one of the Heat's 36 contests since the start of the new year, and his 58 appearances on the season already match his most in any of his first four years in Miami.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Bam Adebayo: Does it all in double-double outing
Adebayo notched 22 points (7-12 FG, 8-9 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks across 39 minutes during Sunday's 112-100 win over the Pistons.
Adebayo did a little bit of everything for Miami in Sunday's victory, finishing as one of two players with 20 or more points while leading the team in rebounds and blocks. He's now averaging 20.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.1 steals in 35.5 minutes per game through 11 appearances in March while shooting 58.3 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Nikola Jovic: Now listed as available
Jovic (ankle) has been upgraded to available for Sunday's matchup against the Pistons.
Jovic was recalled to the NBA club from the G League earlier in the day, but he was still listed as out due to an ankle sprain. However, the rookie first-round pick has been upgraded to available an hour before the 6:00 p.m. ET tip. He hasn't appeared in a game for Miami since Dec. 26, but he recently suited up for the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce and posted 26 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Kyle Lowry: Available to play
Lowry (knee) will be available to play Sunday versus the Pistons.
Lowry is back from his rest day and should be ready for roughly 20 minutes off the bench. The Heat are still being cautious with him as he works his way back from a lengthy absence, so he's not an ideal target in daily fantasy leagues, but he's fine to activate in season-long settings. Victor Oladipo could be headed for a DNP-CD with Lowry active.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Meager role in loss
Yurtseven finished Saturday's 113-99 loss to the Bulls with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across five minutes.
Yurtseven has appeared in four straight games since making his season debut March 11, but he's played over 10 minutes just once and saw a season-low five minutes during Saturday's double-digit loss. Miami continues to go small with its second unit, as Max Strus and Caleb Martin were the top forwards off the bench behind Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Yurtseven is competing with Haywood Highsmith for the top backup center gig, but neither of them have produced enough recently to warrant attention during the fantasy playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Haywood Highsmith: Non-factor in loss
Highsmith amassed two points (1-2 FG) and two rebounds in seven minutes during Saturday's 113-99 loss to the Bulls.
Highsmith has appeared in back-to-back contests for the first time since before the All-Star break, but his role remains extremely limited. Across those two appearances, the undrafted big man out of Wheeling Jesuit has totaled just nine points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 20 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Victor Oladipo: Fails to make offensive impact
Oladipo closed Saturday's 113-99 loss to Chicago with two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal over 16 minutes.
Oladipo was completely out of the rotation during Wednesday's loss to Memphis and saw a season-low 16 minutes Saturday with Kyle Lowry (rest) sidelined. Barring numerous injuries, Oladipo's chances of cracking relevancy during the fantasy playoffs are extremely low.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jamal Cain: Recalled to Miami
Cain has rejoined the Heat from the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Sunday, Anthony Chiang reports.
Cain has spent most of the season with the Skyforce but will add depth to the bench ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Pistons. He's averaged 23.1 points per game with Sioux Falls but just 4.4 points per game contest in 15 bench appearances with the Heat.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Kyle Lowry: Expected to play Sunday
Lowry (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Pistons, Anthony Chiang reports.
Lowry is dealing with left knee soreness but is expected to play Sunday after being held out of the first leg of the back-to-back Saturday against the Bulls. The veteran floor general has made just four appearances since the beginning of February and is averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game in that span.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Cody Zeller: Out again Sunday
Zeller (nose) is out for Sunday's game against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Zeller recently underwent a procedure on his broken nose and will miss a fourth straight game. However, head coach Erik Spoelstra said the center should be back "sooner than later," so Zeller shouldn't remain out much longer. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against New York.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|K. Lowry PG Kyle Lowry PG||Knee|
|C. Martin SF Caleb Martin SF||Knee|
|C. Zeller C Cody Zeller C||Nose|
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