- Report: Bucks aimed great deal of frustration at Mike Budenholzer after they lost to Heat in last year’s playoffs
- League executives and scouts agree that the Miami Heat will be the toughest out in the play-in tournament
- Erik Spoelstra vows to play Udonis Haslem before season ends: ‘I’m going to make it happen’
- Report: Miami Heat to be without Jimmy Butler for Tuesday’s game vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Udonis Haslem balks at thought of Kevin Garnett being as ‘tough’ as Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan
- Udonis Haslem issues strong statement on Miami Heat trying to avoid ‘silly’ play-in tournament
- Jimmy Butler calls reporter ‘sorry a-s’ for asking if Miami Heat are worried about tough remainder of schedule
- Jimmy Butler admits he’s ‘praying and hoping’ that Miami Heat are going to play their best basketball at right time
- Bam Adebayo claims he deserves DPOY consideration: ‘I float under the radar because I’m not a big name in this NBA’
- Jimmy Butler gets game ball for making NBA history after Miami Heat beat Charlotte Hornets
Report: Miami Heat Could Be Without Four Players Against Charlotte Hornets
- Updated: March 8, 2017
Even though every player went through shootaround Wednesday morning, the Miami Heat could be extremely shorthanded against the Charlotte Hornets.
#CHAvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: J. Johnson (elbow) is listed as questionable. T. Johnson (shoulder), Babbitt (back) & White (ankle) all probable.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) March 8, 2017
Tyler Johnson was upgraded from questionable to probable in the last 24 hours, so there’s a good chance he plays against the Hornets. However, his bench partner James Johnson is dealing with an elbow injury that has restricted his ability to shoot and is unlikely to play.
Spo says James Johnson's issue with elbow no longer about pain or infection. It's more mobility. Still not shooting
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) March 8, 2017
If Okaro White is unable to play, Miami might end up using Udonis Haslem at the center position. The Miami native has only appeared in 16 games this season but the team’s latest round of injuries could force Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra to call on the 14-year veteran.
Miami’s matchup against Charlotte will tip off at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Sun.