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Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo scores 22 points in loss to Nuggets
Fri, Mar 1, 2024, 12:05 AM
Bam Adebayo led Miami with 22 points (8-of-18 FGs), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 103-97 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday.
Analysis: This was a low-scoring game for Miami, but Bam was able to lead the team in scoring and score at least 20 for the fourth time in their last five games. He also knocked down all six of his attempts from the free throw line, which was a solid bounce back performance after he shot 3-of-7 in their last game. He only turned the ball over once in this game after having 11 total turnovers over his last two games. They'll wrap up the week with a home game against the Jazz on Saturday before having a four-game week after that.
Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson posts 12/3/3/3 line with 2 triples
Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 11:54 PM
Duncan Robinson posted a full line on Thursday with 12 points (5-of-9 FGs), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers against Denver.
Analysis: Robinson has been effective lately, and that production continued in this game. He has scored in double figures in six of their last seven games, with a random statline of four points and 11 assists sandwiched in there. He ranks inside the top-50 in 9-cat value during this stretch, with his inflated assist and steal numbers playing a pivotal role. He has 17 assists and six steals over his last three games, and he has still been lethal from beyond the arc. He'll continue to start until Tyler Herro is back, which could be against the Jazz on Saturday.
Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin chips in 13 points, nine rebounds
Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 11:50 PM
Caleb Martin provided a boost off the bench with 13 points (5-of-10 FGs), nine rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers against Denver on Thursday.
Analysis: Martin wasn't able to provide much value as a reserve in their last game, but he was an effective scoring option for them on Thursday. He had his first double-digit scoring performance off the bench in a month and his highest rebounding output since December 14th. Martin ranks outside the top-200 in 9-cat value this season, and he isn't worth rostering in 12-team leagues. However, he was able to step up and have a solid performance in a game where his team struggled to score. He helped keep this game close, but that doesn't mean that he shouldn't be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Duncan Robinson
Correction: Heat sticking with same starting five
Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 8:35 PM
Ira Winderman on X
The Heat will start Terry Rozier, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Jovic and Bam Adebayo against Denver on Thursday.
Analysis: The initial starting lineup that was reported for Miami incldued Delon Wright in the starting lineup over Robinson, but that was quickly corrected. Miami will roll out the same starting unit that they used for their last game.
Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro (knee) ruled out Thursday vs. Denver
Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 12:39 PM
NBA Injury Report
Tyler Herro is out Thursday against the Nuggets due to a left knee hyperextension.
Analysis: Herro will be out for a third straight game, and his next chance to return will come Saturday against Utah. In his absence, Terry Rozier and Duncan Robinson should be the primary beneficiaries, with Delon Wright earning some extra playing time as well.
Kevin Love
Kevin Love (heel) downgraded to out Thursday
Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 8:07 PM
Ira Winderman on Twitter
Kevin Love (right heel bruise) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.
Analysis: Love was initially questionable after injuring his heel during the first half of Tuesday's win over Portland. His absence should result in more minutes for Nikola Jovic and Haywood Highsmith, neither of whom would be worth streaming in most fantasy leagues.
Orlando Robinson
Orlando Robinson (back) probable vs. Nuggets
Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 5:36 PM
NBA Injury Report
Orlando Robinson (low back spasms) is probable for Thursday's matchup with Denver.
Analysis: Robinson has been sidelined for their three games since the All-Star break, but he is expected to be back for Thursday's game. However, he hasn't seen the floor much recently when healthy, so this won't impact fantasy basketball.
Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro, Kevin Love questionable vs. Denver
Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 5:35 PM
NBA Injury Report
Tyler Herro (left knee hyperextension) and Kevin Love (right heel bruise) are both questionable to play against Denver on Thursday.
Analysis: Herro has missed their last two games, while Love exited early from their game on Tuesday. Duncan Robinson has started their last two games, but he will likely be pushed to the bench if Herro is back in the lineup. If Love misses this game, Haywood Highsmith and Nikola Jovic would both likely see extra minutes, though not enough to make either worth streaming.
Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson bounces back, scores 17 points
Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 12:42 AM
Duncan Robinson shot 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from the foul line in Tuesday's win over Portland, amassing 17 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals, and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Analysis: After enduring one of the worst shooting performances of his career on Monday, Robinson was much better in Portland. Having Jimmy Butler and Terry Rozier on the floor certainly helps, as they were unavailable for Monday's win over the Kings. Despite that 1-of-11 effort in Sacramento, Robinson has provided 7th-round per-game value in 9-cat formats over the past three weeks. Until Tyler Herro (knee) is cleared to return, Robinson will be worth streaming in standard leagues. And he will have value in deeper leagues after Herro returns.
Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier (knee) scores 19 points in return
Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 12:37 AM
Terry Rozier (right knee sprain) accounted for 19 points (7-of-14 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks, and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes in Tuesday's win over Portland.
Analysis: Active after missing four games with a sprained right knee, Rozier started and played 29 minutes without issue. Efficient offensively, the 19 points were the most in a game for Scary Terry since a January 29 loss to the Suns (21). His fantasy value has slipped some since his move to Miami, but Rozier's season-long value isn't far removed from his Yahoo ADP (80). Depending on Tyler Herro's timeline for return from his knee injury, Terry could be able to build some momentum over the next few games. Delon Wright, who started Monday's win over Sacramento, finished with two points, two rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 17 minutes. There's no need to hold onto him with a healthy Rozier in the lineup.
Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler leads Heat with 22 points vs. Blazers
Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 12:21 AM
Jimmy Butler played 33 minutes in Tuesday's 106-96 win over Portland, tallying 22 points (7-of-12 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs), four rebounds, nine assists, four steals, two blocks, and one 3-pointer.
Analysis: After serving a one-game suspension, Butler did not skip a beat in the second game of Miami's west coast trip. The six “stocks” were the most in a game for him this season, and he was also one assist shy of a double-double. While availability has been a concern, Butler is providing top 20 per-game value in 9-cat formats. As for totals, he has been a 6th-round player this season. The Heat will be up against more formidable opposition in its next game, as they visit the Nuggets on Thursday in an NBA Finals rematch.
Jimmy Butler
MIA starting Rozier, Robinson, Butler, Jovic, Bam
Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 8:34 PM
Miami Heat on Twitter
Terry Rozier, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Jovic, and Bam Adebayo will start Tuesday's game against Portland.
Analysis: Rozier is back after missing time with a sprained knee, while Butler and Jovic return from one-game suspensions. As a result, Delon Wright, Caleb Martin, and Jaime Jaquez Jr. will come off the bench after starting Monday's win over the Kings. All three will be in the rotation, with Wright taking the biggest hit regarding fantasy value.
Orlando Robinson
Orlando Robinson (back) out Tuesday vs. Portland
Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 3:07 PM
Miami Heat on Twitter
Orlando Robinson (low back spasms) will not play in Tuesday's game against Portland.
Analysis: Robinson remaining sidelined will not impact fantasy basketball as he has not been in the rotation most nights.
Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro (knee) ruled out Tuesday vs. Portland
Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 3:04 PM
Miami Heat on Twitter
Tyler Herro (left knee hyperextension) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Portland.
Analysis: Make it two straight games on the sideline for Herro, who also sat out Monday's win over the Kings. Duncan Robinson's fantasy value has received a boost, and while he did not shoot well in Sacramento, he did rack up 11 assists. Robinson is worth streaming in standard leagues as long as Herro remains sidelined.
Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier (knee) available Tuesday vs. Portland
Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 3:02 PM
Miami Heat on Twitter
Terry Rozier (right knee sprain) is available for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Analysis: Rozier will make his first appearance since February 11, giving the Heat much-needed depth on the perimeter. Delon Wright, who started Monday's win over the Kings and played well, will take a hit with Scary Terry back in action. However, he should still play rotation minutes as Miami remains without Tyler Herro.
Delon Wright
Delon Wright dishes out five assists vs. Kings
Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 11:45 PM
Delon Wright started and played 35 minutes in Monday's win over Sacramento, accounting for 13 points (3-of-5 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block, and two 3-pointers.
Analysis: Making his first appearance since signing with the Heat during the All-Star break, Wright was propelled into the starting lineup due to multiple injuries and Jimmy Butler's one-game suspension. The veteran point guard was the consummate professional in Sacramento, playing an efficient brand of basketball as a scorer and distributor while recording a gull stat line. Wright will not have long-term fantasy value but merits streaming consideration in deep leagues on nights when Miami is as shorthanded as it was on Monday.
Kevin Love
Kevin Love accumulates 19 points off the bench
Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 11:40 PM
Kevin Love shot 6-of-9 from the field and 5-of-6 from the foul line in Monday's win over Sacramento, recording 19 points, seven rebounds, one assist, and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes.
Analysis: Love wasn't on the court very long, but he made the most of his 15 minutes. Having scored five points in his two prior outings, Love would not be on the streaming radar for fantasy managers before Monday's game. While he deserves a tip of the cap for his performance, there's no need to consider adding Love. Just file this performance away mentally for the next time Miami is as shorthanded as it was in Sacramento.
Jaime Jaquez
Jaime Jaquez Jr. steps up, scores 26 points in win
Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 11:37 PM
Jaime Jaquez Jr. amassed 26 points (12-of-17 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), four rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes in Monday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: With Jimmy Butler serving a one-game suspension and Tyler Herro (knee) and Terry Rozier (knee) sidelined, Jaquez and Duncan Robinson moved into the starting lineup on Monday. The rookie out of UCLA had one of his best games of the season, joining Bam Adebayo as Heat players with at least 26 points on the night. Rostered in 35% of Yahoo leagues, Jaquez's season-long value is well outside the top 100. However, he has solid streaming value, especially on nights like Monday. As for Robinson, he finished with four points (1-of-11 FGs, 2-of-3 FTs), four rebounds, 11 assists, and one steal in 38 minutes.
Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo records 28/10/7/2/1 line vs. Kings
Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 11:25 PM
Bam Adebayo finished Monday's 121-110 win over Sacramento with 28 points (11-of-18 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and one blocked shot in 36 minutes.
Analysis: Given the combination of injuries and suspensions the Heat were dealing with, there weren't many fantasy options that fantasy managers could rely on. Adebayo was the exception, and the All-Star center did his usual handiwork to lead Miami to the win. He's up to 31 double-doubles on the season, and Bam has also scored 20 points or more in five of his last six games. Over the past three weeks, he has provided top 20 per-game value in 8- and 9-cat formats. Miami will have Jimmy Butler (suspension) available for Tuesday's game in Portland, but that will not negatively impact Adebayo.
Delon Wright
MIA starting Wright, Robinson, Martin, Jaquez, Bam
Mon, Feb 26, 2024, 8:38 PM
NBA Lineups
Delon Wright, Duncan Robinson, Caleb Martin, Jaime Jaquez Jr., and Bam Adebayo will start Monday's game against the Kings.
Analysis: Due to injuries and suspensions, the Heat will call upon Wright to run the show. Given the team is shorthanded, he's worth streaming in deeper leagues despite only recently joining the Heat. Robinson and Jaquez also move into the starting lineup, representing safer streaming options than Wright.


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