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  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (personal reason) is away from the team for the second consecutive day.

    Waiters should be back with the team shortly and there has been some talk about how he came to camp in great shape as opposed to last season. At his best, he is a late round value play for his points and triples but inefficiencies in other categories prevent him from being much more than that. You can probably find more exciting options in the final rounds of standard leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (personal reasons) wasn't at the Heat's practice session on Friday.

    Waiters looks to be a starter for the Heat this season which should bode well for his fantasy value. However, he's still widely inefficient and will make a ton of mistakes, making him a risky pick in leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (conditioning) returned to practice on Friday.

    Johnson has missed Miami's first two preseason games and been away from the team due to not meeting their conditioning requirement before training camp. He'll have a shot to make his season debut on Monday vs. the Hawks. However, with the Heat having a ton of depth this season it'll be tough for him to carve out a consistent role which doesn't make him worth drafting in most leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier scored 18 points with four rebounds in a loss to the Heat on Wednesday.

    Rozier shot 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from three. Rozier only added one assist in this contest but should have more than that most games. Rozier should produce big counting stats this season but will be a drag on field goal percentage.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones scored seven points in the Heat's victory over the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Derrick Jones scored seven points with two rebounds and one steal coming off of the bench for the Heat on Wednesday. Coach Spoelstra talked up Jones during training camp saying that Jones was in the gym more than anyone during the summer. Derrick Jones is someone to target in the late rounds of drafts with a path to minutes at both forward spots and big upside in defensive stats.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro scored eight points with six rebounds and three assists in the Heat's 108-94 preseason victory over the Hornets on Wednesday.

    The rookie from Kentucky started and shot 2-of-6 from the field and 1-of-3 from deep as the Heat defeated the Hornets on Wednesday. Herro had a poor shooting night from the floor but was 3-of-3 from the line. Expect Herro to play rotation minutes at the start of the season with the opportunity to increase his role if he performs well. Tyler Herro is worth a look in late rounds of drafts as a flier pick.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn scored 13 points with two rebounds, seven assists and three steals on 6-of-12 shooting as the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Hornets 108-94 on Wednesday.

    Kendrick Nunn started and played 26 minutes for the Heat as Goran Dragic, Jimmy Butler and Justise Winslow sat out Wednesday’s preseason game against the Hornets. Kendrick Nunn is expected to make the roster after the Miami Heat guaranteed his contract. However, Nunn will not play enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant this season. Keep an eye on him in dynasty leagues as he has the work ethic and could grow with the Heat's proven track record of great player development.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk won't suit up for the Heat against the Hornets on Wednesday due to a bone bruise in his right knee.

    Olynyk has been injured since August. He should return later in training camp but is engaged in rehab efforts for now. Goran Dragic, who also has a minor knee issue, is also out.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler will not participate in the Heat's game against the Hornets on Wednesday due to illness.

    Justise Winslow (rest) and James Johnson (conditioning) will also be held out on Wednesday. Butler should be a first or second round pick in most drafts this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro shot 7-for-13 from the field for 18 points with three boards, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes off the bench in a preseason win over the Spurs on Tuesday.

    "Herro-ball" was in full force tonight, with the rookie carrying his summer league momentum to preseason action. While beat writers do not think Herro will start for the Heat at the beginning of the season, he is clearly showcasing his talent and should carve out a nice role off the bench. Keep an eye out for him on draft night.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo shot 4-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line for 14 points with eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Spurs in a win on Tuesday.

    Adebayo has received high praise from coach Spoelstra and the Heat media all summer. It showed tonight. Adebayo was aggressive and efficient all night, showing improvement at the charity stripe with a perfect night. Strongly consider targeting Adebayo on draft night.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (bone bruise) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Olynyk is still recovering from the injury he sustained in the World Cup. Olynyk is the likely starter at PF for the Heat this year, but he'll have to get healthy soon to get ready for the opener.

    Source: Heat on Twitter

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat intend to keep guard Kendrick Nunn on the final roster, according to Khobi Price of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    Nunn went undrafted out of Oakland in 2018 and spent last season with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League. He impressed during Summer-League play and has shown flashes during training camp. Nunn has been an excellent fit in terms of the culture, the work ethic and the drive and he looks to be the next project in the strong player development program of the Heat.

    Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson missed practice again on Friday, but according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein, he will be rejoining the Heat's training camp shortly.

    Johnson is above the weight target set by the Heat staff, but Bartelstein said his client had no issue passing the team's conditioning test. It sounds like Johnson is taking the setback in stride, and is focused on getting under the target number as swiftly as possible. The odds are against Johnson carving out a starting role this season, and with the depth on Miami's roster, he does not make for a great target in standard leagues.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala impressed with his defensive play on Friday, according to Heat head coach Erik Spolestra.

    The 32nd pick in the draft has had a slow start this summer after he missed all of Summer League, and is still getting used to the speed of the NBA game. He could end up in the G League if he is not getting reliable playing time on a fairly deep Heat roster. If he were to earn minutes, he could emerge as a defensive specialist for deep fantasy leagues.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter