December 23, 2017, 2:05 pm
Hassan Whiteside (left knee soreness) and Goran Dragic (left elbow soreness) have both been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Pelicans with Justice Winslow (left knee strain), Dion Waiters (ankle) and James Johnson (right ankle bursitis) all being listed as doubtful.
What a mess. Yet even with all the injuries, the Heat have won six of their last eight games. The Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson show will continue as they have taken full advantage of the situation. Neither of the two should be available in any standard league. Kelly Olynyk has not played as well as the other two but should not have been dropped. All of the injuries have opened the door for other players as well. Wayne Ellington blew up for eight treys last game for 28 points and Bam Adebayo offers great upside too as he posted 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal in 38 minutes.