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  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard is still rehabbing his sprained left ankle and estimates that his recovery is at about 90%.

    Leonard shed his walking boot at the end of February but it's been slow going, as he's still not recovered despite getting hurt on February 3. The NBA hiatus might've saved Leonard's season, but even when healthy there won't be any fantasy appeal here despite some strong runs earlier in the campaign.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder said that Miami "felt like home" and he always wanted to play for the Heat.

    Crowder is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and he is making it clear that he would prefer to remain in a Heat uniform next season. Crowder has played 28.7 minutes per game as a member of the Heat and has posted top-80 value during that stretch. Despite his great play so far in Miami he will likely fall into a more reduced role next season if he were to return. Crowder's best outcome for his fantasy value would be to sign with a rebuilding team where he can play big minutes as a veteran, similar to his role in Memphis this season.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder is set to hit free agency this summer but hopes that the Heat can keep him around.

    "I really want to make this my home," said the forward. Crowder is a great fit on a hard-nosed team that prides itself on toughness and defense, and it also helps that he's turned his season around from a statistical perspective as well. Though he's shooting 31.8% from distance on the season, he is hitting 39.3% of his threes since joining Miami, averaging 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds as well. That kind of play is what once made Crowder a touted 3-and-D player, and though his reputation has deservedly fallen since leaving Boston, he could price himself out of the Heat's plans if this strong play continues when basketball returns.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn's 24 points, two rebounds and three assists weren't enough in the Heat's 109-98 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Nunn led the Heat in scoring and drained six triples in this one, but it wasn't enough for the win. Backcourt mate, Duncan Robinson, was held to 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting in this contest.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. had a strong shooting night on Wednesday, putting up 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting, while tallying two rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks.

    It was a strong all around night for Jones who has been a strong contributor for the Heat down the stretch. Tonight he showed his ability to touch all categories.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo racked up another double-double on Wednesday, ending the night with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-15 shooting.

    Adebayo continues his role of picking up double-doubles this season. The shooting efficiency at his volume will help teams out greatly as well.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Nunn should see a slight uptick in minutes on Wednesday with Jimmy Butler (toe) ruled out. However, it is worth noting that Tyler Herro (ankle) is returning for Wednesday's game so the crowded backcourt gets a little bit more crowded. Nunn could see his value decrease over the coming weeks when the Heat get back to full strength.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (sore right ankle) will make his return on Wednesday as the Heat take on the Hornets.

    Herro will return to action on Wednesday after missing the previous 15 games with this ankle injury. He is clearly a part of the Heat’s rotation moving forward but hasn’t produced standard league value with all of the mouths to feed in Miami. He will likely be eased back into the rotation for the first few games so he is not worth playing immediately. When he is fully ramped up, he’s worth a look in 16-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder has passed the final stages of the concussion protocol and will play in Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Hornets.

    Crowder should be in line for additional opportunity on Wednesday with Jimmy Butler (toe) sidelined. He can be streamed in standard leagues whenever Butler sits out but will have more competition with Tyler Herro (ankle) returning from injury. Crowder could also be looked at when forming a DFS lineup on Wednesday's six-game card.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left big toe) has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Hornets.

    Butler was forced to leave Sunday’s contest vs. the Wizards in the second half as a result of this most recent injury. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. will see the biggest increase in opportunity with Butler sidelined. Goran Dragić and Kendrick Nunn have also seen a slight uptick in minutes when Butler sits out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Udonis Haslem
    PF, Miami Heat

    Udonis Haslem (intestinal issues) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    This has no bearing in the fantasy game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets after clearing the concussion protocol on Tuesday.

    Crowder should be all systems go in this one, and may find himself with a ton of minutes with the Heat having a long list on their injury report. Crowder has been a top-100 value since he was traded to the Heat and should continue to provide value down the stretch.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets after being a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

    Herro is getting ready to return after being out since February 3rd. He'll likely be eased back into the lineup with the Heat able to deploy a deep guard and wing rotation, though they may be shorthanded on Wednesday. It is likely that Herro is floating on your waiver wire, and he is worth keeping an eye on down the stretch as he gets his feet back under him.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn (illness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Jimmy Butler is also questionable, as Nunn would be in for a featured role should he be able to play. If Nunn can't go, Goran Dragic should see all the run he can handle at PG. Keep an eye on this situation as we approach Wednesday's tipoff.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left toe) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Butler missed Tuesday's practice, so odds are that he will sit this one out. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. should see extra minutes if Butler ultimately sits this one out, while there will be a lot of usage to go around. Keep tabs on the situation as we get to Wednesday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report