Ira Winderman: Justise Winslow still not cleared to begin his concussion protocol testing, Spoelstra says.
Anthony Chiang: Heat injury report for tonight's game vs. Lakers: Derrick Jones Jr. (left hip strain) out Justise Winslow (concussion protocol) out Dion Waiters (illness) out KZ Okpala (left Achilles strain) out Daryl Macon (G League) out
Ira Winderman: Heat hurting. For Sunday vs. Rockets: Jimmy Butler (left foot bruise) questionable Justise Winslow (lower back stiffness) questionable KZ Okpala (left Achilles tendinitis) out Derrick Jones, Jr. (left groin strain) out
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra said he does not expect Justise Winslow to play tonight. Kendrick Nunn will slide over to point guard in Winslow’s absence. Spoelstra’s called Winslow’s lower back stiffness a day-to-day injury.
Winslow now has missed the past eight games, including Saturday in New York, with a bruised left thigh. McGruder has missed the past seven with a sore left knee. "As much treatment, work as they can get, around the clock, that's their focus right now," Spoelstra said of the three players left behind.
Anthony Chiang: Asked Spoelstra about Winslow's thigh bruise. Spoelstra: "These things just take time. I don't have an update on it. But the body will heal when it will heal."
Anthony Chiang: Spoelstra said Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder are all out tonight.
Anthony Chiang: Bam Adebayo (right hip bruise) questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Bucks. Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) and Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) doubtful.
Anthony Chiang: Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) and Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) out for tonight’s game vs. Thunder. Dwyane Wade (right hip bruise) probable.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra, "This will be a fun game for the guys playing." Of the injuries, Spoelstra said, "those won't be long-term deals."
Ira Winderman: Injuries keep piling up for Heat. Tonight vs. Suns: James Johnson – Questionable (shoulder) Rodney McGruder – Out (knee) Justise Winslow – Out (knee) Derrick Jones Jr.– Questionable (illness)
Anthony Chiang: Heat starting T. Johnson, Richardson, McGruder, J. Johnson, Whiteside tonight vs. Rockets. Justise Winslow (ankle) is an active scratch
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson will play vs. Rockets. Justise Winslow's status for tonight's game is still up in the air.
Tim Reynolds: Yante Maten will be active only if Justise Winslow is not, it would seem. Still TBD. (Mante was a lovely autocorrect error.)
Ira Winderman: Per Heat: Justise Winslow (experiencing right ankle pain) will not return to tonight's game vs the Pelicans.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says Winslow, Jones and Ellington will play tonight. Duncan Robinson is not with the team tonight, on his two-way contract.
Ira Winderman: From Heat: INJURY UPDATE: James Johnson (hernia), Dion Waiters (ankle) & Justise Winslow (hamstring) have all been ruled out of tonight’s game vs the Wizards. Wayne Ellington (ankle) will be active but is not expected to play.
Anthony Chiang: Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington will not play tonight. Both expected to miss tomorrow’s game vs. Wizards too.
Heat forward Justise Winslow returned to the court for the first time in more than a month Sunday afternoon, and played a role in Miami’s 97-79 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The third-year player from Duke, sidelined for 14 games with a strained left knee, played 13 minutes for the Heat, finishing with three points, four rebounds and four assists.
Ira Winderman: Neither Justise Winslow nor Dion Waiters are traveling with the Heat on this two-game trip to Toronto and Indiana. After that the Heat next play at home Sunday Vs. Bucks.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow both out tonight according to #Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra
The Heat also had to play without forward Justise Winslow (strained left knee) and starting point guard Goran Dragic (sore left elbow). Starting shooting guard Dion Waiters will play against the Hawks despite an illness that kept him out of shootaround.
The Heat (13-14) will be without center Hassan Whiteside and forward Justise Winslow on Friday when they face the Hornets in Charlotte. Whiteside (left knee bone bruise) and Winslow (left knee strain) will not make the trip as they recover from their injuries.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow looked good and showed no ill effects from their season-ending injuries last season in their first full practices back with the team Tuesday morning at Florida Atlantic University. “[Winslow has] been scrimmaging for a while. It was important for him to get those live reps. You would never be able to tell by his aggressiveness that he brought to this practice that he was coming off any kind of injury anywhere on his body. People felt his presence.”
Justise Winslow expects to be fully recovered and ready to go for the Sept. 26 start of Heat training camp. He’s already started to participate in full-contact work now that his six-month rehabilitation schedule is complete. “My shoulder is feeling great. I’m 100 percent now,” said Winslow, who is promoting the September youth clinic he will host on behalf of his family’s foundation. “Doing different contact stuff, playing with guys in 3-on-3 [games]. Playing against the other coaches and the trainers and things like that. I feel good. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m feeling lighter and eating better, so I’m excited for this upcoming season.”
Spoelstra said it’s been good having Justise Winslow back on the bench during the Heat’s homestand. The second-year forward, who had season-ending shoulder surgery in early January, had not been on the bench until Wednesday’s win over the Pelicans but had been at practices and around his teammates while rehabbing.
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra says Justise Winslow has been on the court in recent days with teammates, now cleared to sit on the bench during games,
The HEAT announced today that forward Justise Winslow underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The one hour, 20-minute procedure was performed by HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. He will be in a sling for six weeks before beginning rehab. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Albert Nahmad: Justise Winslow will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder today, and Heat expects he’ll miss the rest of the season.
Spoelstra began Wednesday's pregame media session saying, "I'll start with the bad news, or the tough news, right now." And it was, especially for a team hoping to groom the versatile forward for better days beyond this now almost assured lottery-bound season. "Justise was checked out by Dr. [Harlan] Selesnick on Monday," Spoelstra said of the team physician, "found that he has a torn labrum, so we sent him out to get a second opinion. They confirmed it. So that's going to require surgery. He's going to have surgery [Thursday].
Jason Jones: Erik Spoelstra just said Justise Winslow has a torn labrum that will require season and likely out for the season
Manny Navarro: Spo said Justise Winslow still has not gone through a full contact practice. So, until he does that, he's really not close #Heat
“No,” Spoelstra said when asked if Winslow’s injury is worse than he anticipated. “We didn’t necessarily know, but it’s in a tough area. And playing through it was aggravating it. It definitely was not getting better. So he’s been able to take care of that with rest. It’s still not where he wants it to be. But some areas take a little bit longer. The wrist, there are a lot of moving parts to that.”
Anthony Chiang: Heat announce Dion Waiters & Justise Winslow will not travel with the team on it's three-game trip and will stay in Miami for treatment.
June 15, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT Update
Gary Washburn: #Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen has officially accepted an offer to join Dwane Casey’s staff with the Detroit #Pistons according to an NBA source. Allen was one of Brad Stevens’ assistants who interviewed for the BOS job.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit is finalizing deals to hire three new assistants to Dwane Casey’s staff: Boston’s Jerome Allen, ex-Indiana assistant Bill Bayno and Sacramento’s Rex Kalamian, sources tell ESPN. Kalamian, Bayno worked for Casey in Toronto. Allen interviewed for Celtics HC job last week.
Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Nate McMillan what stood out to him the most about Trae Young’s performance last night (18 assists, just 2 turnovers, 25 points). “He called a lot of plays last night on his own, & we want to build off of that, giving him the freedom to call sets & get guys involved.”
June 15, 2021 | 11:37 am EDT Update
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green are among the initial commitments to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell The Athletic. Lillard, who turns 31 on July 15, will be playing in his first Olympics after dropping out of consideration for the 2016 Rio Games, where the U.S. men’s team won its third consecutive gold medal. Green, 31, was a part of the 2016 team, which finished the tournament 8-0.
Stevens interviewed Celtics assistants Jay Larranaga, Scott Morrison and Jerome Allen and plans to broaden the search to include Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham and Billups, a person with knowledge of the process told USA TODAY Sports. ESPN reported the Celtics wanted to interview Nets assistant Ime Udoka, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Bucks assistant Charles Lee. Coaching insiders indicate the Celtics will hire externally rather than promoting from within.