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Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams will likely start for the Heat to open the regular season, the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.
Impact: Part of the reason for this is that Josh McRoberts is still sidelined with a toe injury, and may not be available for the start of the regular season. However, Winderman said that even if McRoberts is healthy, Williams could be the guy next to Chris Bosh in the frontcourt, given his ability to stretch defenses if Bosh sets up in the post. That said, he's never played more than 21 minutes per game in a season, so it's unlikely he sees starter's minutes, even if he is the starter.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cole has been dealing with a back issue, but is expected to start Tuesday's preseason game, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.
Impact: It looks like Cole will open the season as the Heat's starting point guard, with Mario Chalmers coming in off the bench. While this doesn't necessarily mean Cole will be the better fantasy option than Chalmers, it does mean that the two should be going pretty close to one another in drafts.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (chest) will play in Tuesday's preseason game, the Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman reports.
Impact: This will be his preseason debut, and it appears he'll be ready to offer frontcourt depth to start the season, although he's unlikely to see fantasy-relevant minutes.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McRoberts (toe) will not play Tuesday against the Rockets.
Impact: The toe injury continues to limit McRoberts, and at this point it is fair to wonder if he'll be ready for the season opener.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chalmers returned to action over the weekend after battling a hip injury last week.
Impact: A hip pointer kept Chalmers out of action Wednesday but, as expected, he was back on the floor Friday against Golden State. Chalmers scored 13 points (3-3 FG, 5-6 FT) to go with five rebounds, two steals and an assist in 20 minutes. He also played in Saturday's win over San Antonio, contributing 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (chest) participated in the majority of practice Monday, the Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman reports.
Impact: He supposed to be a full participant Monday, but the team is being a little cautious. Even so, it sounds like he'll be at full health for the start of the regular season.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chalmers (hip pointer) will play Friday, Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman reports.
Impact: Chalmers suffered the injury a week ago, and missed Tuesday's preseason game to recover. The injury was never thought to be serious though, and his return in Friday's game confirms that he will be ready to go for the season opener.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McRoberts (toe) will not play Friday or Saturday, Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: McRoberts has practiced minimally all preseason due to a consistent toe injury stemming from surgery he had earlier this offseason. Initially it appeared that McRoberts would be able to heal quickly enough to play the season opener, however that notion is now in doubt.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chalmers (hip) will not play Tuesday against the Hawks, Ethan Skolnick of Turner Sports reports.
Impact: Chalmers departed Saturday's preseason game with a hip pointer and did not return. The injury is nothing serious, but it could keep Chalmers out for another preseason game or two. In his absence Tuesday, expect Norris Cole to start, while rookie Shabazz Napier works with the second unit.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (chest) will not play Tuesday against the Hawks.
Impact: Hamilton is still dealing with the after-effects of an atrial flutter, which required a procedure at the end of last month. He figures to return soon, though his fantasy value is about as minimal as it gets.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McRoberts (toe) will not play Tuesday against the Hawks.
Impact: McRoberts continues to be hampered by a toe injury, which he recently aggravated during practice. The team also revealed that McRoberts is dealing with back pain after straining his back on the first day of camp. The forward is being evaluated on a day-to-day basis, but his status for the season opener is up in the air at this point.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chalmers left Saturday's preseason game against the Cavaliers with a hip pointer injury and will not return, Turner Sports reports.
Impact: Prior to exiting, Chalmers recorded three points on 1-of-2 shooting, with one rebound, one assist and two steals in 11 minutes. The team may just being taking precaution by holding him out for the remainder of the game, but Chalmers should be considered questionable to play Tuesday until the team elaborates.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McRoberts (toe) participated in more of Thursday's practice than he has in previous days, Ethan Skolnick of Turner Sports reports.
Impact: McRoberts has been limited since the start of camp with a toe injury, and he'll likely remain sidelined for most of the preseason. The fact that he's increasing his participation is a positive sign, however, and ideally he'll be able to see action in a few preseason contests before the regular season begins.