October 9, 2018, 4:23 pmJames JohnsonF, Miami Heat
The Heat remain unsure as to whether or not James Johnson (sports hernia surgery) will be ready for opening night.
"I don't know. He hasn't had any setbacks. He's been getting stronger, better every week," said Erik Spoelstra. Johnson is a nice late-round pick given his ability to chip in a handful in each category on any given night, and the fact that he hasn't suffered any setbacks does bode well in terms of him missing minimal regular season games. He'll likely miss some since he hasn't participated in a full practice yet but it doesn't sound as though the Heat are expecting him to be out for too long. Kelly Olynyk and Justise Winslow have been starting at the forward spots in the preseason.
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel