Miami Heat Rumors
The Miami Heat confirmed after their morning shootaround at AmericanAirlines Arena that forward Okaro White will be available for his season debut in Saturday’s home opener against the Indiana Pacers. White missed the end of the preseason and Wednesday’s season-opening loss to the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center due to a strained left shoulder.
Anthony Chiang: Dion Waiters (ankle) and Okaro White (shoulder) not listed on Heat injury report for Saturday’s game. That’s a good sign.
Friday, Whiteside didn’t practice and walked gingerly before and after answering reporters questions. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside is listed as day-to-day.
“I was wearing padding everywhere on my knee, but it hit a spot where I was hit before,” Whiteside said before explaining how he also bumped knees with Hawks forward Taurean Prince in the Heat’s preseason opener Oct. 1. “I got an MRI on it, so it’s treatment, exercise and hip work to get back. [The doctors] ain’t give me no [timeline]. It’s just kind of a day-to-day thing, to get the swelling out and stuff.”
Anthony Chiang: Whiteside suffered a bone bruise on his knee in Orlando game. He didn’t practice today and he will not play Saturday vs. Pacers. Day-to-day