Miami Heat News: Andre Dawkins Assigned to Heat’s D-League Affiliate

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It would appear the Miami Heat are leaving one man behind for their upcoming five-game road trip.

It was announced early Thursday morning that rookie guard Andre Dawkins will be assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Despite being sent to the Heat’s D-League affiliate, Dawkins will still count as one of the 15 players on Miami’s roster. It is common practice for a player to be temporarily sent to a team’s D-League affiliate when embarking on a prolonged road trip.

The Heat will play in Milwaukee on Friday night versus the Bucks before culminating the road trip next Friday in Utah versus the Jazz.

Despite a lack of depth at the guard positions and the release of Shannon Brown last week, Dawkins has seen minimal playing time. The undrafted rookie hasn’t seen action in the past seven games, and he’s been inactive for the last three contests. The Duke product has played in just three games with three points and one rebound in 13 minutes of playing time this season.

Although he will be with the Skyforce, Dawkins remains property of the Heat, and cannot be claimed by any other NBA team.

Dawkins will join four former teammates in Sioux Falls who were with the Heat in training camp: center Khem Birch, forward Shawn Jones and guards Tyler Johnson and Larry Drew.
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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.