• Dwyane Wade was introduced to the Chicago press on Saturday and said that a philosophical change by the Heat, combined with his desire to play in his hometown, ultimately led to his decision to leave Miami according to the Miami Herald.

    “Last year I wanted more money — just to be real; I got more money,” Wade said. “This year, the direction and the focus for that organization in Miami — which I have nothing but love and respect for — was a little different than it has been in years past.”

    We also learned that Wade dealt exclusively with Micky Arison and his son, team CEO Nick Arison.

    “I dealt with Micky Arison, Nick Arison when it came to my contracts the last two years,” he said. “[Riley] didn’t call or email or text or nothing like that to try to sway me or try to get me back.”

    That’s some pretty strong shade being thrown by Wade, even if he presents it with a politician’s polish.  And he has that bully pulpit to speak from so the Heat are probably going to have to sit there and take it.  And with everybody on the Heat’s side more or less distancing themselves from the responsibility for the decision to let Wade go, it’s fair to wonder with of these three was actually calling the shots when it was decided to go away from their superstar.

Fantasy News

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky (left ankle soreness) will start Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Satoransky had been listed as probable. Despite 19 points on Saturday, he hasn't scored enough of late to be particularly useful.

    Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (illness) will be available to face the Kings on Monday.

    Napier had a huge game on Saturday and continues to provide assists. Feel free to keep him active.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (right hip flexor) will be held out of Tuesday's game.

    Len was injured on Friday. He hasn't been especially valuable in his current role. Bruno Fernando is questionable for Tuesday, which leaves De'Andre Hunter in a potentially important spot.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right ankle soreness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Doncic had been considered probable. The Mavs will be happy to have him available given that he ranks fourth in the NBA in points and third in assists.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Ryan Broekhoff
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Ryan Broekhoff (left fibula fracture) will be available for Monday's game.

    Broekhoff suffered the fracture about a month ago. He's not especially relevant even in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle soreness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Adebayo will start as usual after being considered probable. He's a double-double machine who can also help in the blocks category.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn (bilateral Achilles soreness) will not play during Monday's game.

    Nunn had been listed as questionable. Despite Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic being available, Tyler Herro should have plenty of value.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (left calf bruise) will be available for Monday's game.

    Dragic was previously listed as questionable. He'll come off the bench against the Magic as Tyler Herro gets the start. Dragic has posted 15.8 points and 5.0 assists per game so far.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (right ankle sprain) is available for Monday's game and will start.

    This is good news for his owners after being listed as questionable. Tyler Herro will remain in the starting lineup for the Heat.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein will be available for Monday's game after being traded to the Mavs on Saturday.

    Cauley-Stein is useful for his rebounding and shot blocking, but it's uncertain how Rick Carlisle will use him. He averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 boards, and 1.2 blocks with the Warriors this season.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter