Anthony Chiang: Per Heat: Postgame X-rays of Goran Dragic's ankle were negative. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Heat's next game Thursday vs. Bucks.
Anthony Chiang: Jimmy Butler not on the 5:30 p.m. injury report for tomorrow's 1:30 p.m. game against the Raptors. Only Heat players on report: Bam Adebayo is probable with a right quadriceps contusion. Goran Dragic is probable with upper back spasms.
Anthony Chiang: Heat injury update for tomorrow’s game vs. Magic: Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic questionable. Bam Adebayo (right ankle soreness) probable. Justise Winslow remains out.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Heat guard Goran Dragic (groin) is missing his ninth straight game tonight vs. Sixers, but there’s optimism that he can make his return on Friday against New York, league sources tell ESPN. Dragic’s averaged 16 points in 28 minutes a game this season.
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra says Goran Dragic (sick) will not play tonight. Jimmy Butler is at the AAA and is preparing to play.
Ira Winderman: As expected, it will be Heat Lite tonight in Charlotte on second night of preseason back-to-back: Jimmy Butler (Illness) Out; Goran Dragić (Load Management, Right Knee) Out; James Johnson (Conditioning) Out; Kelly Olynyk (Right Knee Bruise) Out; Justise Winslow (Rest) Out
Anthony Chiang: Goran Dragic said no further surgery is planned this offseason. He just needs to work on getting his leg stronger.
Anthony Chiang: Goran Dragic (left calf strain), James Johnson (slight left AC sprain), Kelly Olynyk (right ankle sprain), Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) all QUESTIONABLE for tomorrow's game vs. Nets. Derrick Jones Jr. probable with bruised right knee.
Barry Jackson: James Johnson diagnosed with slight left AC sprain in shoulder and doubtful for Pistons Saturday. Dragic questionable
The Miami Heat return from the NBA All-Star break for the final 26 games of the regular season with a big boost in point guard Goran Dragic returning to practice from knee injury, along with forward Derrick Jones Jr. Both will travel with the team to Philadelphia and be available for Thursday’s game against the 76ers.
For Spoelstra, he’s in no rush to determine who starts at point guard between the two, but he understands the importance of having a healthy Dragic. “We need Goran, and we’ll be able to figure that out. We’ll take this process patiently. This is not going to be something where I’m phasing him in and, ‘You’re playing 32 minutes a game.’ Not at all. Not with 26 games to go, and Goran realizes that too – that he still has quite a bit of work to do – but he can be available and he can still play. If not [Thursday], soon. That’s great news, however you slice it.”
“The whole me-Goran point guard thing, I’m not too worried about it,” said Winslow, who continued to work with the first group on Wednesday. “Goran, he’s established himself in this league in that role. You know, obviously, there have been times in his career where he’s been off the ball, as well, still being in the point guard role but off the ball.
Spoelstra said Goran Dragic is “making a lot of progress” in his return from December knee surgery but declined to offer a timetable. He’s expected back shortly after the All-Star Game. Spoelstra said Ryan Anderson is in good enough condition to play meaningful minutes if needed and said “We will get him in Miami Heat shape soon enough.”
Ira Winderman: For those who held out early hope: Goran Dragic not on this trip with Heat. Derrick Jones Jr. also did not travel.
Anthony Chiang: When asked how the Heat will deal with the PG position in Dragic's absence, Spoelstra said: “We’ve had some experience doing it already this year, unfortunately. But when Justise is able to go, I’m slotting him in that position.”
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic is expected to miss two months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, a league source tells ESPN.
Barry Jackson: ... It was determined Dragic should undergo that knee scope after the knee did not respond to rest and treatment.
Anthony Chiang: Heat has ruled out Goran Dragic for Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Also on latest injury report: Dwyane Wade (general soreness) — Questionable Tyler Johnson (left hip contusion) — Probable Dion Waiters (left ankle surgery) — Out
Anthony Chiang: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr. all listed as out for Sunday’s game vs. Jazz.
Ira Winderman: Heat listing both Goran Dragic (knee) and Tyler Johnson (hamstring) as OUT for Tuesday night's home game against the Hawks. Dion Waiters also listed as out and Yante Maten still listed in G League.
Shandel Richardson: Goran Dragic (knee) will not make upcoming road trip. Had his knee drained this morning
Barry Jackson: Dragic had right knee drained this morning and will miss games this week. Heat hopes inflammation subsides enough for him to possibly resume playing next week.
Ira Winderman: Sounds like Heat will consider an extended break for Dragic, with Monday tests to possibly determine that course of action.
Anthony Chiang: Goran Dragic will not play tonight. He's already had an MRI, but he will be checked out again tomorrow.
Ira Winderman: It looks like James Johnson will make his season debut Sunday against the Lakers. Heat listing him as probable. HOWEVER, Dragic (knee) and McGruder (quad) are listed as questionable. Wade (paternity leave) and Waiters (ankle) are listed as out. Heat-Lakers 6 p.m. Sunday.
Ira Winderman: Dragic back for Heat. Starting lineup :Dragić, Richardson, McGruder, Winslow, Whiteside. Inactive: J. Johnson, Maten, Wade, Waiters.
Shandel Richardson: Goran Dragic among the first warming up. Appears he will play tonight vs. Wizards pic.twitter.com/jHYYZifawa
Ira Winderman: Dwyane Wade is listed as out for Friday's game, in the wake of the birth of his daughter. Derrick Jones Jr. also is listed as out due to a bruised right knee. Goran Dragic is questionable due to a sore right knee.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says Dragic is expected to play. Said Goran doesn’t risk further damage with foot.
Ira Winderman: Whiteside out tonight. Right knee and will have tests Tuesday in Miami. Dragic will play tonight.
Ira Winderman: Hmm, Heat, on the NBA's 5:30 p.m. injury report, have listed Hassan Whiteside as questionable for Monday vs. Detroit (and Andre Drummond) with a "right knee injury." Dragic questionable with "right foot injury." James Johnson (hernia) and Dion Waiters (ankle) out.
Ira Winderman: Per @DavidFurones_ at Heat practice today: Dragic (foot) did not practice today. Spoelstra said he is expected to participate in shootaround tomorrow in Atlanta. Wade didn’t practice, with headache. Neither did Tyler Johnson (dehydration). Both expected to play.
Add Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat’s list of injured players. The Heat starting point guard was held out of the contact portion of Wednesday’s training camp practice at FAU after hurting his ankle on the first day of camp Tuesday.
Dragic didn’t seem too concerned about the setback and is hopeful he will be a full participant in practice soon. “It’s just a precaution,” Dragic said. “I tweaked it yesterday. It’s no swelling, it just hurts. I’m just trying to be smarter this time. I went through practice, but not 5-on-5.”
Tim Reynolds: Heat caught a break today. Goran Dragic turned an ankle when he went into one of the basket supports in the opening practice of camp. Very minor tweak, treated with ice afterward and he’s planning to practice tomorrow.
Anthony Chiang: Spoelstra said he expects @Goran Dragic to practice tomorrow. Heat did not practice today.
Ira Winderman: Wade on playing tonight, "If Goran can get out there and play, anybody can get out there and play. Goran goes through a lot. If Goran’s suiting up then I’m suiting up."
Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and James Johnson all will return to the Heat (43-36) lineup tonight against the Knicks (27-51) after each took off Wednesday in Atlanta to rest various ailments. Many believe the Heat would be better trying to fall out of the sixth spot and slip to seventh where they would face Boston, which will be be without All-Star Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. But not the Heat. “We still have something to play for,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s why everybody is playing tonight.”
Manny Navarro: Goran Dragic (ankle), Dwyane Wade (wrist) and James Johnson (ankle) are all out tonight Spoelstra says. Everyone else playing for #Heat
Manny Navarro: Spo said guys were playing through injuries before. Right now Spo says this is a good time to get guys to full health.
Manny Navarro: Spo says @Goran Dragic will play tonight. Udonis Haslem will not play tonight (personal reasons).
May 28, 2022 | 6:13 pm EDT Update
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro (groin), Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Max Strus (hamstring), P.J. Tucker (knee) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring) all again listed as questionable for Game 7. Herro looks to be the only real question mark for tomorrow.
May 28, 2022 | 5:13 pm EDT Update
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro’s injury status: “He’s doing rest and treatment today. He won’t do any court work or anything today.” “We’ll see him in the morning. See the progress he’s made.” Says it’s a wait and see thing
Christos Tsaltas: Asked Erik Spoelstra on how Draymond Green’s comment motivated the Heat locker room. “I don’t know. Each person can find different forms of motivation. We have a big audacious goal that’s motivating enough”, he said. #HEATCulture