Erik Spoelstra will ‘work [Gerald Green] back at a healthy rate’

Green will return Tuesday night against the Timberwolves.
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We’re still not exactly sure what happened to Gerald Green to keep him away from the team and then eventually get him suspended for two games, but now, after serving his couple of games away from the organization, Green is back and ready to play.

Green has participated in only three of the Heat’s six games, averaging just under 22 minutes a night during those contests. As of now, he’s scheduled as good to go for Tuesday night’s contest against the Timberwolves, but that doesn’t necessarily mean coach Erik Spoelstra is planning on throwing him right back into the deep end.

From Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald:

Green had a big-time preseason for this squad and his return can only help the Heat on the court, given his ability to score off the bench. As long as whatever happened to deserve this suspension is in the past, his presence should be a net positive moving forward, regardless of his minutes totals.

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