January 2, 2017, 3:02 pm
Hassan Whiteside (right retinal contusion) and Justise Winslow (shoulder) are not with the Heat to start their six-game road trip and they have been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Suns.
The west coast trip stops in Phoenix on Tuesday, Sacramento on Wednesday and then lands in L.A. for games on Friday and Sunday. They could grab a plane and land at any of those stops, and fantasy owners should be hoping that the allure of L.A. will bring one or both of them back to the team — assuming they don’t get back for Sacramento on Wednesday. Until we learn more, starting Whiteside is a leap of faith and Winslow can be benched in weekly formats.
Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, James Johnson and Goran Dragic (back) are must-start players. Willie Reed is worth a look if you’re desperate. Dragic is probably coming back for the ‘eyeroll’ revenge game. Dion Waiters (groin) is traveling but he’s not worth owning in typical standard leagues, and no we’re not worried about him pushing other assets aside.