Miami Heat

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  • Chris Silva
    C, Miami Heat

    Ira Winderman reported on Twitter Friday night that Chris Silva will receive one of the two available two-way contract from the Heat.

    An undrafted free agent and a former SEC co-defensive player of the year is off to a good start to his NBA career. With the Heat's track record of player development, keep him on your deep league watch lists.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn got the start against Houston on Friday and he took full advantage of the opportunity scoring 40 points on 15-for-27 shooting including six 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and one steal as the Heat fell 133-144.

    Nunn showed some of the skills that caused the Heat to guarantee his contract as he has all but locked up a roster spot. Barring injury, don't expect Nunn to have a standard league impact this season but have him on your radar for dynasty formats.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo scored 13 points to go along with 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's 133-144 loss to Houston.

    Adebayo had his hands full dealing with Clint Capela in this one, but he went a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and added impressive rebounding and assist totals as he continues to be one of the most popular breakout picks for fantasy basketball this season.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro put up 14 points on 15 shots off the bench in Friday's loss to Houston, adding a solid six rebounds and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    The 4-for-8 performance from deep was nice, but Herro is a rookie who relies on hot shooting to get value and cold shooting nights like this one will not be rare. Goran Dragic also came off the bench but was much more efficient with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting, seven assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones came off the bench to score 13 points as well as five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one three in Friday's loss to the Rockets.

    It was a solid showing for Jones who will try to distinguish himself from the other bench forwards on the Heat roster this season. More than likely he won't get enough minutes to be relevant on a nightly basis, but has strong appeal as a defensive streamer with upside for more should he play himself into a larger role or the Heat suffer injuries.

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson has played himself into the Miami Heat's regular rotation, and may be a candidate to start at small forward.

    Robinson has started three of the last four preseason games at SF for the Heat, putting up a line of 17 points (5-of-10 shooting), four threes, and a block while remaining perfect from the line in the preseason finale. Erik Spoelstra typically runs a deep rotation and he said that he wanted to play his best ten guys on Thursday. Robinson will need to remain efficient to be worth monitoring, but his insertion into Spoelstra's rotation likely means that the Heat will employ a committee at the three, complicating the minutes situation for late-round flier Derrick Jones, Jr. Robinson is more of a 3-point stream option to put on watch lists in deeper leagues while Jones remains a worthy late-round dart throw.

    Source: Sun-Sentinel

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow had a solid game as a distributor on Thursday night, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, 12 assists and three steals.

    Winslow has really grown as a passer over the last couple seasons and has a decent amount of upside as a player who can contribute across the board. He's definitely worth a late flier in a standard league.

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard played 28 minutes on Thursday night in a win over the Magic, scoring 10 points and pulling down three boards.

    It wasn't a big line for Leonard, but he did get significant playing time in this contest. He's not really worth a lot in fantasy in general, but could be a sneaky play in deep leagues because Miami lacks some depth in the front court behind Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro played 26 inefficient minutes off the bench on Thursday, finishing with eight points and four turnovers against the Magic.

    Herro did add three defensive counters and has been excellent to start the preseason but this was not an outing worth remembering, outside of a scuffle that got Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams ejected from the contest. Herro should be worth a look later on in standard leagues for his shooting acumen.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro will not start in Thursday's preseason game vs. the Magic.

    Herro has lit up the preseason through three games but will not get the start in their last game against the Magic. He has rocketed up draft boards and should be someone to consider towards the last rounds of standard redraft leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bone bruise) is expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Olynyk had been out of action since injuring his knee in Team Canada's game against Nigeria in the World Cup in August. He returns just in time to experiment with his fit as the starting power forward on this new-look Miami offense. Olynyk is an intriguing big man in the last rounds due to his all-around skillset and Miami's lack of frontcourt depth. Keep an eye on him.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragić has stated that he plans to wear a brace on his right knee this season.

    Normally, this wouldn't be news, but Dragić missed a total of 46 games last season and underwent midseason surgery on his right knee in December 2018. The cumbersome brace may not hinder Dragić too much this season, but it serves as a reminder that last year saw Dragić's legendary efficiency from the field crater, in part due to injuries and the resulting lack of explosiveness. These concerns may pop up again this season, but he's still a safe bet for decent minutes and modest PG production in the late rounds.

    Source: Sun-Sentinel

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is probable for Thursday's preseason finale against the Magic.

    This would be great news for fantasy owners who drafted Olynyk towards the end of drafts as it seems more likely that he will be healthy for the start of the regular season. Olynyk might have a starting role in the frontcourt next to Bam Adebayo.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk, who has a right knee bruise, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

    It was thought that Olynyk would simply miss all of preseason but this leaves the door for him to play a little before opening night. He should be worth targeting in the later rounds.

    Source: Shandel Richardson on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson will miss Thursday's game against the Magic as he works on conditioning.

    This has been an ongoing story during Heat training camp. Johnson was expected to play on Monday but was held out of that game as well. He only projects as a bench player at this point.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter