Miami Heat Player News: All Positions

News: Leonard (ankle) indicated last week in an Instagram interview that he'll be ready to play if or when the NBA season resumes, Shandel Richardson of SI.com reports. "I'm feeling much, much better," Leonard said. "Obviously, I had an injury there right before the season was suspended. And it was bad. I think most people were aware of that."
Impact: Leonard missed the Heat's final 16 games before the NBA suspended its season March 12, but he'll have the benefit of more than three months of recovery time from the sprained left ankle by the time play resumes. Prior to getting hurt, Leonard had served as the Heat's starting power forward, but expect him to hold a smaller role upon returning with Miami having added Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala to the roster since that time.
News: Leonard (ankle) said Thursday that he's been able to do footwork and agility work at home, and he estimated that he's about 90 percent healthy, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Leonard has been sidelined nearly two months with a fairly serious left ankle sprain, but he looks to have just about moved past the injury. While he acknowledged that he's "not there yet" in terms of basketball shape, Leonard indicated that he expects to be ready to go whenever the NBA season resumes. He'd started in each of his first 49 appearances with the Heat this season, but he'll likely have to settle for a smaller role, as Miami added two more forwards (Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala) to the rotation after Leonard got hurt.
News: Nunn (illness) scored 24 points (9-15 FG, 6-10 3Pt) while adding three assists and two rebounds in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 109-98 loss against the Hornets.
Impact: Nunn has been a reliable scoring threat for the Heat all season long, but he was coming off four straight games where he couldn't reach the 20-point mark so this outing should be a confidence booster moving forward. He's averaging just 13.6 points per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field in five March games.
News: Jones posted 23 points (10-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt), two rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 109-98 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Jones has started 13 of Miami's last 15 games and while his production has not been very good, he remains capable of these scoring outbursts on any given night. For what is worth, this 23-point outing was his second-highest scoring performance of the season.
News: Adebayo notched 21 points (10-15 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 assists and seven rebounds during Wednesday's 109-98 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Adebayo has racked seven double-doubles in his last nine games, including one in each of his past two contests. The versatile big man has averaged 17.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.1 blocks during that stretch.
News: Hill will start Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: With Jimmy Butler (toe) sidelined, Hill will make just his third start of the season. In his three prior starts, he's averaged 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 29.0 minutes.
News: Herro (foot) is available for Wednesday's against Charlotte, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: The 20-year-old was sidelined the last 15 games with the right ankle/foot injury, but he'll make his return to the court Wednesday. Herro hasn't seen game action since Feb. 3, so he may face a minutes restriction.
News: Haslem (illness) is available Wednesday against the Hornets.
Impact: Haslem has appeared in just three games all season, so this designation isn't significant for fantasy.
News: Nunn (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: Nunn was dealing with an illness and failed to practice Tuesday, but he's been cleared to play Wednesday. With Jimmy Butler (toe) out, Nunn could see an expanded role. In 29 outings where Nunn has seen at least 30 minutes, he's averaged 19.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals.
News: Crowder (concussion) has been cleared to play Wednesday against Charlotte.
Impact: As expected, Crowder will be back in action after missing Sunday's win over Washington due to a concussion. With Jimmy Butler (toe) out, Crowder could be set for a slightly increased role, though the Heat do have a number of options on the wing.
News: Butler (toe) is out for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets.
Impact: Butler suffered a toe injury Sunday and failed to practice Tuesday, so it's not especially surprising that he's unavailable for Wednesday's game, which projects as winnable even without him. In his absence, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn may take on extra playmaking responsibilities, while Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones could see more minutes on the wing.
News: Crowder is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: Crowder went through concussion protocol after receiving a blow to the head Friday against the Pelicans. The 29-year-old previously missed Sunday's game at Washington but is expected to return to his regular bench role on Wednesday.
News: Leonard (ankle) will remain out Wednesday against the Hornets.
Impact: The Heat haven't provided much in the way of an update on Leonard's progress, but he continues to carry an unwavering "out" designation on their injury reports. At this point, it's unclear if he's nearing a return to game action.
News: Haslem didn't take part in Tuesday's practice due to an intestinal illness and is questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Haslem may be ready to go by the time Wednesday's game against the Hornets arrives, but if he dresses for the contest, he's unlikely to see any minutes outside of garbage time. The 39-year-old has appeared in just three games this season.
News: Nunn did not practice Tuesday due to an illness, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports. He's considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: Nunn is dealing with "a cold", per the Heat, so it doesn't look to be anything overly serious. Nonetheless, his status is worth monitoring in the lead-up to Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
News: Butler (toe) did not practice Tuesday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. He's considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
Impact: Butler was said to be "feeling better", but he did not participate in Tuesday's session, which could foreshadow another absence Wednesday against Charlotte. Butler initially suffered the toe injury during Sunday's game against Washington.
News: Herro (foot) was able to practice Tuesday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. He's considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: The rookie hasn't played since Feb. 3 due to a foot/ankle injury, but he went through his first full practice Tuesday and could be back on the floor for Wednesday night's game against Charlotte. After practice, coach Erik Spoelstra said the team will wait to see how Herro's foot responds Wednesday before updating his status.
News: Hill played 30 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 100-89 win over the Wizards, providing five points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal.
Impact: Hill was essentially just a throw-in piece to match salaries in the deadline deal that netted the Heat Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala, a reality that was reflected in Hill not seeing the court in nine of his first 11 games with the Heat. With three rotation players sitting out Sunday (Crowder, Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard) and Jimmy Butler (toe) exiting early, however, Hill picked up some extended run off the bench. Considering he wasn't able to provide much in the way of interesting production even in big minutes, Hill doesn't warrant much attention for fantasy purposes even if Butler ends up missing time.
News: Nunn finished with 18 points (7-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 29 minutes Sunday in the Heat's 100-89 win over the Wizards.
Impact: Nunn had seen his playing time drop off dramatically over the previous two games, but he probably benefited more than any other player from Jimmy Butler's (toe) early exit. The Heat are tentatively viewing Butler as day-to-day in advance of Wednesday's game against the Hornets, but Nunn could at least make for an intriguing speculative pickup in the event the star swingman is forced to sit out.
News: Crowder (concussion) expects to return for Wednesday's game against Charlotte, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Although the team has yet to provide an official update on Crowder's status, it's certainly a good sign that the veteran guard expects to play against the Hornets. his chances will be bolstered if he's able to practice in full at some point prior to Wednesday's contest.
News: Iguodala amassed just one point (0-2 FG, 1-2 FT), two assists, two blocks and one rebound in 19 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over Washington.
Impact: Iguodala's real-life value far outweighs his overall fantasy appeal and this was on full display Sunday. He typically provides excellent defense and should serve as a vital cog in the Heat's title aspirations. Unfortunately, that does not often translate into fantasy value and he should be left for those in deeper formats.
News: Adebayo finished with 27 points (9-13 FG, 9-12 FT), 14 rebounds, six assists and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over Washington.
Impact: Adebayo took charge late in the game, asserting himself on both ends of the floor. He has more than lived up to the hype this season, taking his game to the next level. Based on what we have seen thus far, he is going to be a popular second-round pick in a lot of drafts next season.
News: Jones ended with just four points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over the Wizards.
Impact: Jones saw an uptick in his playing time with Jimmy Butler (toe) only able to last 24 minutes. Jones compiled four defensive counters but struggled on the offensive end of the floor. It doesn't sound as though Butler is going to miss significant time but if he misses any time, Jones could provide interesting streaming value.
News: Robinson totaled 23 points (8-12 FG. 7-11 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over the Wizards.
Impact: Robinson just keeps on shooting, nailing another seven triples Sunday. He's averaging 5.4 made three-pointers over the past two weeks, production that puts him in consideration for a more permanent spot on 12-team rosters rather than just as a one-category streamer. Only James Harden, Damian Lillard and Buddy Hield are averaging more triples per game than Robinson (3.8) for the season.
News: Butler left Sunday's game against the Wizards with a left toe injury and did not return, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The injury limited Butler to 24 minutes before he departed for good in the fourth quarter. Butler finished with just nine points (2-4 FG, 5-6 FT) and one steal. Consider him day-to-day until the Heat, who play next on Wednesday against Charlotte, say otherwise. Per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Butler had the toe wrapped and taped in the locker room after the game.
News: The Heat recalled Vincent from the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Sunday.
Impact: Miami will be without three players (Meyers Leonard, Jae Crowder and Tyler Herro) due to injury Sunday in Washington, so Vincent appears likely to be active for the matchup with the Wizards. Even so, Vincent probably won't claim a spot in coach Erik Spoelstra's rotation, as the two-way rookie has seen limited use at the NBA level to date. He's made just one appearance for the Heat over the last month, logging two minutes in a Feb. 10 win over the Warriors.
News: Crowder (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Wizards.
Impact: Crowder began concussion protocol Saturday, so it's not surprising that he'll sit out Sunday's action. In Crowder's place, Derrick Jones, Kelly Olynyk and Andre Iguodala are all candidates to see extra time on the court.
News: Nunn posted four points (2-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 17 minutes during Friday's 110-104 loss to the Pelicans.
Impact: Nunn's 17 minutes represented his smallest workload since Feb. 1, when he played 17 minutes coming off an injury. With Nunn unable to get his shots to fall against New Orleans, coach Erik Spoelstra turned more to Andre Iguodala (25 minutes) and Solomon Hill (15 minutes). It's possible Nunn will jump back up to his usual role Sunday against the Wizards.
News: Crowder is in the concussion protocol after leaving Friday's game against the Pelicans following a blow to the head, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Crowder was struck by Zion Williamson's elbow while he defended the rookie in the post. He's reportedly feeling better Saturday, though it's not clear whether or not he'll play Sunday in Washington.
News: Adebayo had nine points (4-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals before fouling out after 36 minutes of action in Miami's 110-104 loss to new Orleans on Friday.
Impact: Friday marked Adebayo's second time fouling out all season. He still managed to match a season-best with seven combined blocks and steals. Zion Williamson and Derrick Favors played strong interior defense, while the former likely drained Adebayo physically. The next matchup for the Heat is the Wizards, who Adebayo has been surprisingly quiet against in previous meetings this season.
News: Dragic posted 15 points (5-15 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), three assists and a rebound in 27 minutes Friday, as the Heat fell to the Pelicans 110-104.
Impact: Dragic didn't register substantial auxiliary stats, and is quietly amid a shooting slump. Despite stable totals, he is just 29-of-74 from the field over his past five games. If owners can swallow some streaky shooting, Dragic is locked in for prominent role on a top-10 offense.
News: Butler scored 28 points (8-17 FG, 12-14 FT), while adding eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Friday's 110-104 loss to the Pelicans.
Impact: Butler had 17 of Miami's 51 points at halftime, as they nearly clawed their way back from a 15-point deficit. As an extrapolation of Friday's box score, Butler is attempting his fewest threes per game since the 2012 season, but is earning a career-best 9.0 free throws a night.
News: Robinson poured in 24 points (8-14 FG, 8-14 3Pt), adding on five rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes during Miami's 110-104 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.
Impact: Robinson joins Damian Lillard and James Harden as the only players with at least eight three-pointers made in back-to-back games this season. Robinson had a chance for an even larger performance, but looked hesitant to take the big-time shots in crunch time. Regardless, he is on a tear and one would imagine his role will only continue to increase. All other Heat players combined to make one three on Friday.
News: Crowder will not return to Friday's game against the Pelicans after suffering a blow to the head, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Crowder suffered the injury after just 11 minutes of action. The severity of the issue is unknown at this time, so consider him day-to-day ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Wizards.
News: Leonard (ankle) didn't travel for this weekend's road trip to New Orleans and Washington.
Impact: Leonard is considered day-to-day but won't be seeing game action this weekend. The 28-year-old will have missed 15 straight games when his next chance to take the court arrives Wednesday.
News: Herro (foot) didn't travel for this weekend's road trip to New Orleans and Washington.
Impact: The 20-year-old was previously ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Pelicans, but he'll also miss Sunday's game against the Wizards. Herro hasn't seen the game action since Feb. 3 and is considered day-to-day.
News: Leonard (ankle) remains out for Friday's game against the Pelicans.
Impact: Leonard, who remains day-to-day, will miss a 14th straight contest Friday. His next opportunity to play arrives Sunday against the Wizards.
News: Herro (foot) is out Friday against the Pelicans.
Impact: Herro remains day-to-day, and he'll miss a 14th straight matchup Friday. His next chance to take the court arrives Sunday against the Wizards.
News: Olynyk finished with 16 points (5-5 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 16 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 victory over the Magic.
Impact: Olynyk has been on fire in limited minutes over the past five games, averaging 11.6 points on 5.0 shots, plus 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in only 15.6 minutes. Wednesday's performance also put him in rare company, becoming one of only nine players over the past 10 years to post at least 16 points, five rebounds and two assists in 16 or fewer minutes. He'll cool down eventually, but fantasy owners in deep leagues can enjoy Olynyk's production while it lasts.
News: Robinson posted 27 points (9-12 FG, 9-12 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across 36 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 win over the Magic.
Impact: Robinson came up just one short of his career-high 10 made threes. He's truly emerged as one of the league's elite sharpshooters, hitting 3.6 threes per contest at 44.6 percent. He also became just the second NBA player in history to post at least 27 points with no made two-pointers or free throws. The first to do so was Robert Horry, who also went 9-for-12 for 27 points in a Feb. 22 win over the Cavaliers in 1996.
News: Adebayo posted 10 points (5-9 FG), seven rebounds, four assists and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 win over the Magic.
Impact: Adebayo's streak of double-double performances ended at five games, and overall this was an off night for the All-Star center. He has scored 15 or fewer points in three of his last four games, and he's simply not producing at the same impressive rate he did earlier in the season, although he remains an elite alternative at center.
News: Butler racked up 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 win over the Magic.
Impact: Butler has hit the 20-point threshold just once since returning to action following a two-game absence last month, but he has made up for his lack of scoring -- according to his standards -- with averages of 7.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds during that five-game stretch. Up next there's a visit to New Orleans on Friday.
News: Dragic registered 25 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine assists, two rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 win over the Magic.
Impact: Dragic has settled as Miami's sixth man in the rotation and the results have been encouraging, as the Slovenian point guard has topped the 15-point plateau in seven of his last eight games while also posting decent passing numbers. During that eight-game stretch, Dragic is averaging 18.5 points and 5.6 assists while hitting threes at a 41.2 percent clip.
News: Leonard (ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Magic, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Leonard is still nursing the sprained left ankle that's kept him out of every game since Feb. 3. He remains without a definitive timetable.
News: Herro (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Herro will now miss his 13th consecutive game with foot-related soreness. The rookie's next chance to return will be at New Orleans on Friday.
News: Dragic finished with 15 points (5-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four boards and four assists in 29 minutes during a 105-89 win against the Bucks on Monday.
Impact: Dragic didn't have his most efficient shooting night, but he made up for it on volume. It's been a strong year for the veteran, who's bounced back with 16.3 points per game after averaging 13.7 (a seven-year low) last season.
News: Crowder finished with 18 points (6-10 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four boards and four assists in 30 minutes during a 105-89 win against the Bucks on Monday.
Impact: Crowder tied with Jimmy Butler for his team's scoring lead despite coming off the bench. He's seen a sizeable uptick in scoring since coming to Miami, averaging 14.2 points per game -- thanks in large part to his 3.2 made threes per contest.
News: Nunn scored 13 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight boards, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes of a 105-89 win against the Bucks on Monday.
Impact: The eight rebounds represent a career high for Nunn, who's also been on a hot streak as a scorer, having notched double-digit points in eight straight games. Over that stretch, he's averaging 18.1 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 50.5 percent from the field.
News: Butler finished with 18 points (7-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six boards, seven assists, and one steal in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.
Impact: Butler put up a solid all-around effort in an impressive win against a terrific opponent, showing why the Heat brought him to Miami in the offseason. He managed to shoot 50 percent from the field against a tough interior defense while leading his team in assists. Butler has really come along as a ball distributor this year, as his 6.2 assists per game represent a significant improvement over his past production.
News: Adebayo finished with 14 points (5-16 FG, 4-6 FT), 13 boards, five assists, three blocks and a steal in 37 minutes during a 105-89 win against the Bucks on Monday.
Impact: Adebayo recorded his fifth straight double-double in a dominant outing against the East's top team. While he struggled finishing near the rim, the third-year man filled out the box score impressively yet again.
News: Leonard (ankle) won't play Monday against Milwaukee.
Impact: The center will miss a 12th consecutive matchup due to a lingering left ankle sprain. Leonard currently remains without a firm timetable for his return.
News: Herro (foot) has been ruled out Monday against the Bucks.
Impact: Herro hasn't played since Feb. 3 and remains without an official timetable to return. His next chance to take the court will come Wednesday against Orlando.
News: Dragic managed 19 points (6-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 assists and three rebounds across 32 minutes during Saturday's 116-113 win over the Nets.
Impact: Dragic put on an excellent performance, posting his third double-double of the season, notably handing out 10 dimes while only turning the ball over once. Saturday's effort also marked Dragic's 20th straight game scoring in double-figures -- a stretch in which he's averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Through Dragic's career, his teams have posted a 20-9 record when he's gone for at least 19 points and 10 assists.
News: Adebayo contributed 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 32 minutes Saturday in the Heat's 116-113 win over the Nets.
Impact: Adebayo claimed his fourth double-double in a row and extended his streak with at least one block to seven consecutive games. The All-Star center is averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 blocks in 2019-20 and doesn't look in danger of slowing down over the final quarter of the season.
News: Leonard (ankle) will remain sidelined for Saturday's game against the Nets, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Leonard's absence will mark his 11th consecutive game missed. The big man's next chance to suit up will come Monday against the Bucks.
News: Herro (foot) won't play in Saturday's tilt with Brooklyn, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Saturday's game will mark an 11th consecutive absence for Herro, who continues to nurse a sore right foot. His next opportunity to return comes Monday against Milwaukee.
News: Nunn scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt) while adding three assists and a rebound in 22 minutes during Friday's 126-118 win against the Mavericks.
Impact: Nunn resorted to and succeeded in scoring three-point shots against a Mavs team reliant on outside shooting, making two-thirds of his six attempts in the process. The 24-year-old spent all of the fourth quarter benched for Goran Dragic, but it proved to be effective as the Heat pulled off a win. The rookie has recently been on a hot scoring streak, averaging 21.3 points and shooting 52.5 percent in his last four games.
News: Olynyk posted 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), nine assists and seven rebounds across 19 minutes in Friday's 126-118 win over the Mavericks.
Impact: Olynyk was mainly instrumental after Miami's five-point deficit to start the fourth quarter. The 28-year-old had five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), six assists and three rebounds in eight minutes to help the Heat come back and win. It is uncertain if Olynyk will continue to come off the bench, but the Gonzaga product could see more minutes if he can show signs of keeping a similar pace.
News: Robinson registered 24 points (8-11 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, an assist and a steal in Friday's 126-118 win over the Mavs.
Impact: With the Mavericks focused on three-point shooting, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra retaliated by supplying a team-high 36 minutes to his best outside shooter. Robinson delivered accordingly by making two-thirds of nine total three-point shots for 24 points, a feat he has achieved just twice this season. The sophomore continues to be electric with his outside shooting, scoring 54.4 percent from deep in his last eight home games.
News: Butler registered 26 points (8-14 FG, 10-12 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a block across 33 minutes in Friday's 126-118 win against the Mavericks.
Impact: The All-Star guard once again succeeded in attacking the basket by shooting 5-of-8 in the paint and 3-of-6 from mid-range. In his last three home games, Butler has averaged 27.3 points while shooting 59.1 percent from the field and 90.3 percent from the free-throw line.
News: Adebayo notched 14 points (3-10 FG, 8-10 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and a block over 29 minutes Friday in the Heat's 126-118 win over the Mavericks.
Impact: Adebayo struggled with his shot, shooting less than 40 percent for the first time since Feb. 1. However, the bad free-throw shooting big man shot 8-of-10 from the charity stripe and grabbed 11 boards for his third straight double-double. The 22-year-old, posting 17.3 points and eight rebounds through four February home games, will look to finish the month off strong Saturday against Brooklyn.
News: Olynyk will come off the bench Friday against the Mavericks.
Impact: Olynyk has started the six games this month, but he'll come off the bench Friday as coach Erik Spoelstra gives Derrick Jons the nod. As a reserve this season, Olynyk is averaging 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.4 minutes.
News: Jones will start Friday's game against the Mavericks.
Impact: Jones' starting role has fluctuated lately, but he'll get the nod Friday. Across his eight starts this season, he's averaging 9.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 28.4 minutes.
News: Adebayo (ankle) will play on Friday against the Mavericks, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: After initially being listed as probable for Friday's contest against the Mavericks, Adebayo will suit up. The big man was also initially listed as probable for Wednesday's loss against the Timberwolves, but ended up playing and supplied a line of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Expect the 22-year-old to look fairly unaffected by the ankle injury on Friday.
News: Leonard (ankle) is out for Friday's contest against the Mavericks.
Impact: Leonard, who has been out since Feb. 5, isn't ready to make a return as soon as Friday. His next chance to take the court arrive Saturday against the Nets.
News: Herro (foot) remains out for Friday's game against the Mavericks.
Impact: Herro, who has been sidelined since Feb. 5, isn't ready to make a return. His next chance to play arrives Saturday against the Nets.
News: Adebayo (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Mavs.
Impact: Adebayo was a game-time call but ultimately ended up playing in Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves. He didn't appear bothered by the right ankle sprain, as he finished with 22 points, 10 boards, seven assists and two blocks.
News: Nunn had 24 points (9-19 FG, 2-6 3PT, 4-6 FT) and six assists in Wednesday's loss to Minnesota.
Impact: Nunn was one of four Heat starters in double-figures, but it ultimately wasn't enough as Miami suffered its second straight loss to a non-playoff opponent. For Nunn, Wednesday was his third straight game with at least 20 points -- his longest such streak since mid-January.
News: Butler had 18 points (4-10 FG, 10-11 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to Minnesota.
Impact: In his return from a two-game absence, Butler was back in the starting lineup, and he played 35 minutes. Butler's 10 shot attempts were his fewest since Feb. 5, though he was able to get to the line 11 times -- his most in nearly a calendar month.
News: Adebayo had 22 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 10-15 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to Minnesota.
Impact: While the result was less-than-ideal for Miami, which also fell to Cleveland on Monday, Adebayo played well in 33 minutes of action. He was battling an ankle injury up until game time but did not appear bothered.
News: Jones isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Impact: The 23-year-old started six of the last seven games but will return to the bench Wednesday with Jimmy Butler (personal) retaking the court. Jones is averaging 10.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 27.2 minutes through 10 games in February.
News: Adebayo (ankle) is starting Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Adebayo is dealing with both a laceration on his face and a sprained ankle, but neither issue will keep him from taking the court Wednesday. Across 10 games in February, Adebayo is averaging 17.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists and a combined 3.6 blocks/steals in 34.7 minutes.
News: Adebayo (head) is still considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.
Impact: Adebayo was initially dealing with a laceration to his face after he took a shot to the eye Monday night, but he's also dealing with a sprained right ankle, per the Heat's latest injury report. The decision on the big man's status could end up coming down to a game-time call.
News: Butler (personal) will be available for Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Chris Hine of the Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Butler missed the last two games with an undisclosed personal issue, but he's been removed from the injury report and should be back in the starting lineup. In his only appearance since the All-Star break, Butler had 17 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and two steals in a win over Atlanta Feb. 20.