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  • 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

  • Jeremiah Martin
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat have waived Jeremiah Martin and Mychal Mulder on Tuesday.

    It's camp thinning time. Martin and Mulder carry no fantasy relevance.

    Source: Heat on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro put the game out of reach early with 23 points (9-for-14 FGs), five threes, five rebounds, two assits and a steal in 25 minutes in a 120-87 win over the Hawks on Monday.

    There's a chance we've got a rookie Donovan Mitchell situation going on here with Herro. He's been nothing but impressive since he was drafted 13th overall this summer. He's a great flier to take just in case he keeps it up into the regular season. Also impressive tonight was Meyers Leonard, in for Kelly Olynyk, and his 15 points, seven boards, three dimes and a triple in 28 minutes.

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic came off the bench and had 12 points (3-for-6 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes vs. the Hawks on Monday.

    Whether Dragic returns to the starting lineup or not, he should get enough minutes to be a consistent fantasy contributor even at the age of 33. Look for him late in drafts if you find yourself in need of a point guard.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo filled up the stat sheet with 15 points (3-for-10 FGs, 9-for-10 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Adebayo is likely to exceed 26 minutes per game in the regular season, and that should lead to some spectacular number for the third-year big man. He's a steal in the fifth round right now. And I don't think you'll regret it if you grab him in the fourth.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones limped to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Monday night after a nice performance off the bench against the Hawks, putting up 14 points (6-of-12 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs), nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    It's good to see Jones get so many minutes when the majority of the Heat guards were available tonight. He'll likely be around 20 minutes per game once again this coming season. But he's a player to grab if anyone in front of him goes down, as he can put up defensive stats in a hurry.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters has returned to Miami after dealing with a personal matter but will not play on Monday night.

    Waiters won't face the Hawks but should be available going forward. The guard saw his minutes take a dip last season but could be worth a late round flier.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters was not back with the Heat at Monday morning's media availability but could still return in time to play on Monday night.

    Waiters has been away to tend to a personal matter but it was expected that he'd be good to go for tonight's matchup with the Hawks. If he can't, or the Heat don't want to throw him right back into action, it could mean more minutes for players like Tyler Herro and Derrick Jones Jr. Waiters is a weak draft target in 12-team leagues but a top-150 season isn't a crazy projection.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It was thought that JJ would be ready to go but he still needs a bit more time to get ready after showing up to camp out of shape. He may not have a major role to open the season but his ability to rack up peripheral stats makes him a guy to place on watch lists.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    The Heat will be without Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) for Monday's preseason game.

    Olynyk still has yet to appear for the Heat after suffering a bone bruise while playing with Team Canada this summer. He should be able to claim the starting power forward job when healthy and offers sneaky top-100 upside, but the lack of clarity surrounding his return date is hurting his draft stock. We're still on board with Olynyk as a late-round selection in standard drafts.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Udonis Haslem
    PF, Miami Heat

    Udonis Haslem has a sprained left wrist and is expected to be out for a week.

    Haslem's health won't impact Miami's rotation at all.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson is expected to play in Monday's preseason game.

    Johnson was away from the Heat after failing his conditioning tests and just returned to practice on Friday. He'll be competing for minutes at the forward spots and is only worth a look in deep leagues despite a fun stat set.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (personal) did not practice with the Heat on Sunday, his third consecutive missed practice, but is expected to play in Monday's preseason game.

    Waiters is competing for the starting shooting guard spot but we don't imagine that the Heat will hold this absence against him. If Waiters does win the starting gig, managers with specific punt builds can consider Waiters a low-upside source of points in the final rounds of drafts. Generally we'd look for more upside.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter