October 7, 2017, 3:31 pm
The Heat will start Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder, Kelly Olynyk and Hassan Whiteside against the Magic on Saturday.
This is interesting. Josh Richardson will open tonight as the starting point guard while Goran Dragic rests. Other notable absentees include James Johnson and Justice Winslow as the Heat look to experiment more with an Olynyk-Whiteside frontcourt. It seems Tyler Johnson will remain in command of the second unit regardless of whether Dragic is healthy or not. However, it’s preseason and we aren’t overreacting. We still expect Johnson to open as the starting power forward on opening night.