December 29, 2017, 1:55 pm
James Johnson, Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow are all out on Friday and are expected to remain out on Saturday, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
There’s been no official timetable for any of these guys, and only Waiters has had a speculative one floated out (about two weeks). Johnson is the only one of the bunch worth holding onto in standard leagues thanks to his middle-round upside, while you’d be better off pursuing Miami’s alternatives to Waiters and Winslow rather than the players themselves. Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson are thriving with all kinds of minutes opening up at shooting guard while Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo will both see a little time at power forward. Olynyk is the preferred play but Adebayo can do enough to warrant ownership in deep leagues.