Miami Heat Player News: All Positions

News: Reed is expected to sign a training camp deal with the Heat, Shandel Richardson of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Reed was in the NBA under a two-way contract with the Pacers last season and then played summer league with the Warriors earlier this offseason. He will now try to crack Miami's final roster during the team's training camp.
News: Olynyk (knee) will not play for Canada in the FIBA World Cup, but he's expected to be ready for the start of the NBA season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Olynyk flew back to Miami earlier Tuesday to be examined by the Heat's medical staff, who apparently felt it was best for Olynyk to rest rather than push through his bone bruise. All indications are that Olynyk will be ready for the start of the season, where it's possible he opens as Miami's starting power forward or occupies a sixth-man role in the frontcourt.
News: Olynyk (knee) is in Miami being evaluated by the Heat's medical staff, Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Olynyk suffered a right knee bone bruise in Canada's exhibition contest against Nigeria on Thursday. While the injury isn't expected to be serious, it's possible the Heat will strongly encourage Olynyk to sit out of the World Cup in order to preserve his health for the upcoming NBA season.
News: Olynyk, who exited the Canadian national team's exhibition game Wednesday against Nigeria in the third quarter after slipping on a wet floor, was diagnosed with a bruised right knee after X-rays on his leg returned negative, Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Olynyk said he expects the injury to keep him off the court for about a week, but he hasn't chosen to withdraw from his national team obligations and plans on playing in the FIBA World Cup, which begins Aug. 31. The 28-year-old -- who was nearly traded earlier in the offseason before ultimately sticking with the Heat -- will be entering the third season of the four-year, $50 million deal he signed with Miami in 2017. He'll likely open training camp as the leading candidate to start at power forward alongside third-year center Bam Adebayo.
News: Olynyk exited Wednesday's international exhibition game with a leg injury, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Impact: Olynyk was playing with Team Canada and sustained the injury when he slipped on an apparent wet spot and went down hard. According to Blake Murphy of The Athletic, coach Nick Nurse said the 28-year-old will undergo X-rays.
News: The Heat officially guaranteed Jones' contract for 2019-20 after he remained on the roster following the Aug. 1 deadline, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Rumored to be on the move to Dallas in a trade earlier this offseason, Jones ultimately stayed put after the Heat ultimately brought in two other teams to facilitate the four-way deal that sent Jimmy Butler to Miami. The athletic forward will earn approximately $1.6 million in 2019-20 before hitting the market next July as an unrestricted free agent. Jones emerged as a rotation wing for Miami during the past season, starting in 14 of his 60 games while averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 19.2 minutes per contest while shooting 49.4 percent from the field.
News: Haslem and the Heat agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year, $2.6 million contract, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: As expected, the veteran will return to Miami for what will be his 17th NBA season -- each of which has come as a member of the Heat. Haslem hasn't been a part of the regular rotation since the 2014-15 season, but his loyalty and veteran leadership have essentially earned him a permanent roster spot in Miami so long as he wants it.
News: Alexander signed a contract with the Heat on Monday.
Impact: After joining Miami's summer league team, Alexander averaged 4.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over eight contests, and he evidently impressed enough to earn himself a contract. He proved to be a force on the defensive end of the court in college, averaging 1.7 blocks across 37 matchups during his senior season with Tennessee.
News: The Heat have fully guaranteed Robinson's contract for the 2019-20 season, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Undrafted in 2018. Robinson appeared in 15 games for Miami last season while also spending time in the G League. The Heat apparently like what they've seen from the former Michigan standout, who's in line to make roughly $1 million next season. Robinson will likely remain in a limited role, but his immediate future is no longer hanging in the balance.
News: Nunn will not play Saturday against the Pelicans, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: The Heat will give Nunn the day off. It's possible we've seen the last of Nunn in summer league, as the playoff format is single elimination.
News: Herro will rest for Saturday's contest against the Pelicans, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: The Heat will preserve their first-round pick's health by holding him out of Saturday's action. We may have seen the last of Herro in summer league, as the playoff format is single elimination.
News: Silva (knee) is out for the remainder of summer league, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Silva injured his knee during Wednesday's game, and it's not surprising that the Heat will hold him out for the remainder of the games. The Heat have made it into the summer league postseason, so it's unclear exactly how many more games Miami will play, but we know Silva won't participate.
News: Okpala (coach's decision) is out for the remainder of summer league, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: While it remains unclear why Okpala won't participate, we know that he'll be out for the remainder of summer league. The Heat have made it into the summer league postseason.
News: Robinson furnished 13 points (4-15 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists and three steals across 33 minutes during the Heat's 90-87 loss to the Timberwolves in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
Impact: Robinson struggled with efficiency, but his aggressive play helped lead him to a strong final line overall. The 25-year-old has averaged a solid 15.3 points (on 45.0 percent shooting), 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steal across 29.0 minutes over four games in Las Vegas, but he'll presumably remain relatively far down the depth chart at both shooting guard and small forward to open training camp. It's worth noting Robinson also put together an impressive G League stint in 2018, averaging 21.4 points (on 51.4 percent shooting, including 48.3 percent from three-point range), 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal across 36.9 minutes (33 games).
News: Herro netted 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes during the Heat's 90-87 loss to the Timberwolves in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
Impact: Herro was outdone by fellow summer league star Kendrick Nunn on Wednesday, but his outing was solid in its own right. The 2019 first-round pick is now averaging 19.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals across 29.5 minutes over four Las Vegas games, as he continues to make a case for a potential starting job at two-guard from Day 1 of his pro career.
News: Nunn totaled 28 points (13-20 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, five assists and two steals across 33 minutes during the Heat's 90-87 loss to the Timberwolves in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
Impact: It was just the latest installment of Nunn's spectacular summer, one that's now seen him average 21.0 points (on 55.0 percent shooting), 6.3 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals across four games in Las Vegas. A G League star last season, Nunn is making a formidable case for serious consideration for a roster spot later this year, particularly if the team moves veteran Goran Dragic.
News: Silva suffered a left knee sprain and won't return to Wednesday's summer league game against Minnesota, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Silva, who averaged 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds for South Carolina last year, suffered a left knee sprain Wednesday. It's unclear if he'll make a return prior to the end of summer league on July 15th.
News: Okpala (coach's decision) will remain out for Wednesday summer league game against the Timberwolves, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Okpala won't see action in Wednesday's summer league matchup with Minnesota despite signing a multi-year deal with the Heat on Tuesday. The second-round pick isn't dealing with an injury but is being held out in order to give him time to catch up with the team's core schemes. It's unclear if he'll see the floor prior to the end of Vegas summer league on July 15th.
News: Maten recorded 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and a block across 29 minutes in the Heat's 96-92 win over the Magic in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: Maten turned in a big double-double after modest production in Sunday's game against the Jazz. He signed a two-year extension with Miami in April and has a good shot at making the active roster if he can keep up this high level of play.
News: Herro finished with 25 points (7-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-10 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and a steal across 33 minutes in the Heat's 96-92 win over the Magic in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: Herro blitzed the Magic to the tune of a game-high 25 points in Tuesday's win. He's now averaged 21.3 points , 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in his last three games and looks every bit the part of a lottery pick. Although his efficiency shooting the ball hasn't been ideal, Herro has gotten to the line 20 times combined in those three contests, sinking 19 from the charity stripe.
News: Okpala (coach's decision) signed a multi-year contract with the Heat on Sunday.
Impact: The terms of Okpala's deal aren't known, but Miami's decision to sign the second-round pick out of Stanford suggests he'll likely begin his career in the NBA rather than in the G League or overseas. The signing comes despite Okpala having yet to make his summer-league debut, as he'll remain unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Magic in Las Vegas, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The forward isn't dealing with an injury, but the Heat are instead eager to have him spend more time getting familiar with the club's core schemes in an observational role before thrusting him into game action. It's unclear if he'll get the chance to make his summer debut before the Vegas league officially ends July 15.
News: Cooke (concussion) will play in Tuesday's summer league game against the Magic, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Cooke suffered a concussion during play last week but appears to be completely free of symptoms after a one-game absence.
News: Herro registered 16 points (7-18 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Sunday's 93-81 win over Utah in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Herro is starting to look more and more like a lock for the Heat's second unit come October. The 6-5 Kentucky product looks ready for the speed of the NBA, and although the newly-acquired Jimmy Butler will likely start and swing between the two and three spots, Butler and Herro on the floor together could be an exciting combo for Miami.
News: Nunn produced 22 points (8-17 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight assists and three rebounds across 32 minutes in Sunday's 93-81 win over the Jazz in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Followers of G-League action know all about Nunn and his explosive potential. The Heat have some holes to fill in the backcourt and it's reasonable to predict that the 6-3 guard could be in line for a roster spot if he continues his strong play. He's scored 37 points and collected 12 assists in his first two games in Las Vegas.
News: Okpala won't play in Sunday's summer league game against the Jazz, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Okpala was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Heat, but he'll be held out of another summer league contest while he gets up to speed. His next chance to take the court will come Tuesday against the Magic.
News: Nunn tallied 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 20 minutes during the Heat's 103-62 win over Team China in a Las Vegas Summer League game Friday.
Impact: The second-year guard had his shot locked in from all over the court, and when combined with first-round pick Tyler Herro's team-leading 23-point tally, Nunn's performance made it a highly efficient day for the Heat's starting backcourt. Nunn is looking to latch on with Miami after spending last season with the Warriors-affiliated Santa Cruz squad in the G League and averaging 19.3 points (on 47.3 percent shooting), 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals across 29.0 minutes over 49 games (one start).
News: Mayo poured in 20 points (8-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 24 minutes during the Heat's 103-62 win over Team China in a Las Vegas Summer League game Friday.
Impact: The 21-year-old big man made a significant impact off the bench, leading the Heat second unit in scoring during the contest. Mayo went undrafted out of Eastern Kentucky despite starting 123 out of a possible 124 games during his college career and averaging 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks across 33.5 minutes. A solid 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, he'll look to continue making an impression during remaining summer games in an attempt to secure an invite to training camp.
News: Herro compiled 23 points (5-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 9-9 FT), four assists, two rebounds and three steals across 24 minutes during the Heat's 103-62 win over Team China in a Las Vegas Summer League game on Friday.
Impact: The 2019 first-round pick got his stint in Vegas off to a strong start against an overwhelmed Chinese squad, pacing the Heat in scoring in the process. So far, so good for Herro in his nascent professional career, as the former Kentucky Wildcat also collected 20 points against the Warriors in a California Classic League matchup Wednesday afternoon. The promising wing's next opportunity to make an impression comes Sunday evening in a matchup against the Utah Jazz.
News: Robinson (rest) will start Friday's Las Vegas Summer League game against Team China, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Robinson missed Wednesday's game for rest purposes but is back in action for the LVSL opener.
News: Cooke (concussion) will not play during Wednesday's summer league game against the Warriors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: As expected, Cooke will need some more time to recover from his concussion. His next chance to play arrives Friday.
News: Robinson won't play in Wednesday's summer league game against the Warriors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: The Heat played Tuesday night, so Robinson will get Wednesday afternoon's contest off for rest.
News: Cooke has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not return to Tuesday's game.
Impact: Cooke will enter the NBA's concussion protocol. As a result, it's unlikely he plays Wednesday against the Warriors.
News: Cooke went to the locker room during Tuesday's summer league game against the Kings, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: It's not exactly clear what Cook is dealing with or how serious it is, but it would be surprising to see him return to Tuesday's action considering it's an exhibition contest.
News: Herro will not play in Tuesday's summer league game against the Kings, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports
Impact: With the Heat playing again early Wednesday, Herro will get Tuesday night off for rest.
News: Olynyk is not a part of the sign-and-trade agreement that brings Jimmy Butler to Miami, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: The initial deal, reported Sunday night, had Olynyk heading to the Mavericks, but the trade ultimately fell apart, and the Heat pivoted to instead roping in the 76ers and the Clippers. Olynyk will remain with the Heat for the time being, though it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could be moved in a separate deal at some point.
News: Olynyk's future is clouded after Sunday's attempt by the Heat to sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler hit a snag, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports.
Impact: There's apparently some confusion as to which players were involved in the deal, so for the time being Olynyk remains in a holding pattern. Tim Cato of The Athletic reports that the initial deal between Miami and Dallas is off, but it's still very possible that Miami could end up moving Olynyk -- to the Mavs or another team -- in the coming days to facilitate the Butler acquisition.
News: Leonard was traded to the Heat on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Leonard will be joined by Moe Harkless in Miami, while the Heat ship Hassan Whiteside up to Portland. Leonard could open the season as the backup behind Bam Adebayo, though it's unclear if Kelly Olynyk will remain in Miami, or if he'll be a part of the sign-and-trade involving Jimmy Butler.
News: Harkless was traded to the Heat on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Both Harkless and Meyers Leonard will head to Miami, while the Blazers bring in Hassan Whiteside as insurance while Jusuf Nurkic works back from a leg injury. Assuming he stays in Miami, Harkless will likely hold down a regular role off the bench, but he could struggle to gain fantasy relevance in most leagues.
News: Updating a previous report, Dragic has not been traded from the Heat, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Initial reports indicated that Dragic was included as part of a trade to Dallas, but he'll remain in Miami, at least for the time being. Kelly Olynk and Derrick Jones were both sent to the Mavericks in a deal.
News: Butler will sign a four-year, $142 million contract with Miami as part of a sign-and-trade with Philadelphia, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 76ers will receive Josh Richardson in return.
Impact: Butler hinted early Sunday that he wished to end up with Miami, and the Sixers made it a reality by coming to terms on a sign-and-trade. The All-Star forward averaged 18.7 points along with four assists and 1.9 steals over 65 games across stops with Minnesota and Philadelphia during the 2018-2019 campaign, and he'll immediately step in as one of the stars of the Heat once this deal becomes official.
News: Herro will play for the Heat's summer league team, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports.
Impact: As expected, the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft will headline the Heat's summer league squad. Last year at Kentucky, he averaged 14.0 points per game while shooting 35.5 percent from distance.
News: Martin agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Heat on Saturday, Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Martin, who averaged 19.7 points, 4.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 34.2 minutes across 36 games during his Senior season at Memphis last year, has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Heat. If he's unable to make the roster in Miami, there's a good chance that Martin will see action for the Heat's G-League affiliate the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2019-20.
News: Whiteside has exercised his $27.1 million player option, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: As expected, Whiteside will guarantee himself $27.1 million rather than test the open market. Toward the end of last season, he lost his starting spot to Bam Adebayo, and Whiteside ultimately averaged 12.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks across 23.3 minutes. It would be surprising to seem him garner a bigger role with the Heat next season.
News: Okpala was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: Okpala is coming off a stellar sophomore season at Stanford where he averaged 16.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting a much-improved 36.8 percent from behind the arc. The lengthy swingman is a slasher and made a habit of getting to the free throw line last season. In Miami, Okpala joins the likes of Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. on the wing and will likely be hard-pressed to find playing time over the first part of his rookie season.
News: Herro was selected by the Heat with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: Herro burst on the scene during his lone year at Kentucky, emerging as one of the best freshman guards in the country thanks to his knock-down shooting ability. He averaged 14.0 points per game while shooting 35.5 percent from behind the arc and 93.5 percent from the free throw line, a school record. It's unclear where Herro fits on the Miami roster heading into his rookie season, as the team has a ton of money locked into both Dion Waiters and Josh Richardson at the shooting guard position. However, with both those guys having a history with injuries, Herro could find his way into the rotation should either be unfit to play at any point next season.
News: Whiteside is expected to opt into the final year of his contract with the Heat, the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Whiteside is due to make more than $27 million next season, so the decision is close to a no-brainer, from his perspective, though his expected return to the Heat will once again bring questions about his role. The big man lost his starting spot to Bam Adebayo down the stretch last season, and he subsequently expressed his concern over his workload. "I don't think I'm a 20-minute guy," Whiteside said back in April. "I average what, 20 minutes? So I think I can play more and I can do more. So I definitely think what I bring to the game is at a high level for my position. You know, I led the league in categories that you would want a big man to lead the league in. I feel like I can keep doing that." Going forward, Whiteside will be a part of Miami's regular rotation, though it's unclear if he'll have a chance to reclaim his starting center spot. It's also quite possible the Heat try to move Whiteside at some point, as his expiring status makes his salary more palatable for another team to take on.