Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro’s injury: “I kinda had an idea when we were leaving that he needed rest and recovery.” On Herro himself pushing to play: “These decisions have to be made by our training staff and the doctors.”
Barry Jackson: Herro told me yesterday he is hopeful about playing tomorrow. But if medical staff thinks it's a mistake (quite possible), he likely won't play. As of yesterday, he had discomfort running. No Heat access today
Anthony Chiang: The Heat is listing Herro (left groin strain), Kyle Lowry (left hamstring strain), Max Strus (right hamstring strain), P.J. Tucker (left knee irritation) and Gabe Vincent (left hamstring strain) as questionable for Game 5. Jimmy Butler is not on the injury report.
Chris Haynes: Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro will not play tonight against Boston Celtics.
Ira Winderman: Questionable for Heat for Thursday: Tyler Herro (ankle sprain) Caleb Martin (ankle sprain) Max Strus (hamstring) PJ Tucker (calf strain) Gabe Vincent (knee irritation)
Ky Carlin: Heat star Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tomorrow due to right knee inflammation Tyler Herro, Markieff Morris, Caleb Martin, Max Strus, and P.J. Tucker are all also listed as questionable tomorrow Kyle Lowry is out #Sixers
Ira Winderman: Tyler Herro (illness) back at practice today.
Brady Hawk: Heat injury report tomorrow vs Knicks Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, and Caleb Martin all questionable Victor Oladipo and Gabe Vincent out @5ReasonsSports
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra says Tyler Herro (knee) possibly out through the All-Star break (which basically would also mean Thursday in Charlotte).
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro (right knee soreness), Caleb Martin (left Achilles soreness) and P.J. Tucker (left knee contusion) listed as questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Nets. Markieff Morris and Victor Oladipo remain out.
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra says Tyler Herro is questionable still vs Detroit tonight He's going to go through his pregame routine, then they will make a decision from there @5ReasonsSports
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro (wrist bruise) and Bam Adebayo (knee bruise) questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Wizards. Markieff Morris and Victor Oladipo remain out.
Tim Reynolds: Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro are questionable for tomorrow. Victor Oladipo remains out.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report for Friday at Atlanta: Tyler Herro, Questionable, Right Foot; Soreness Victor Oladipo, Out, Right Knee; Soreness Gabe Vincent, Probable, Right Knee; Soreness
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro is available to play tonight after he was listed as probable with foot soreness. Dewayne Dedmon will not play after just signing with the Heat today. KZ Okpala (protocols) only other Heat player unavailable.
Anthony Chiang: Heat is listing Tyler Herro (left foot soreness) as probable for tomorrow's game vs. Lakers. KZ Okpala (health and safety protocols) remains out.
Anthony Chiang: On 1:30 p.m. injury report, Jimmy Butler (protocols), Goran Dragic (left groin strain) and Tyler Herro (neck spasms) are questionable for tonight's game vs. Clippers. But now Duncan Robinson (quad contusion) is also questionable.
Tim Reynolds: Avery Bradley is available. Goran Dragic is out. Tyler Herro is TBD.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report for Wednesday vs. visiting Nuggets: Out: Jimmy Butler (protocols) Chris Silva (hip flexor) Meyers Leonard (shoulder) Moe Harkless (thigh) Questionable Avery Bradley (protocols) Tyler Herro (neck) Goran Dragic (groin) Gabe Vincent (ankle)
Ira Winderman: Tyler Herro (neck) again out for Heat, also to miss next two in Brooklyn. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley yet to resume court activity. pic.twitter.com/fj0Nb0E8N5
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro (neck spasms), "He's making good progress. The last 48 hours have been really good for him. So we just want him to continue to trend in this direction. He's getting better. He's getting close."
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra said Tyler Herro and Jae Crowder went through a full practice today. Jimmy Butler did not practice today, but he is feeling better. Herro's availability for tomorrow's game will be determined based on how he feels over next 24 hours.
David Furones: Spoelstra did say it was looking optimistic for Herro but no timeline. “And I don’t want him talking about a timeline. He’ll come up with something crazy — like this weekend or something.”
Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro plans to ditch the walking boot on his right foot next week. “Hopefully by Wednesday and go from there,” Herro said on Friday. “Whenever I’m feeling right I’ll be able to come back out and play. I’m trying to get back and play as soon as possible."
Herro clarified his injury is a foot issue, not right ankle soreness as the team had previously listed. “There’s no more pain at this point,” Herro said. "Just being able to rest it and make sure the problem doesn’t come back up.'
Miami HEAT: #MIAvsPOR UPDATE: Coach Spo says Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill will be available for tomorrow’s game vs the Blazers. Tyler Herro (ankle) and Jimmy Butler (shoulder) both missed today’s practice. Coach Spo doesn’t expect them to play tomorrow.
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra says James Johnson (illness) and Tyler Herro (ankle) are out tonight vs. Pistons. Kelly Olynyk (knee) will play.
June 26, 2022 | 6:52 am EDT Update
Not much of Murdock’s take was optimistic if you’re a Nets fan. Indeed, he referred to the franchise’s current situation as “destruction” in the podcast and suggested perhaps more firmly than other pundits that Durant could indeed leave. “The vision is on the verge of crumbling,” he wrote. “It didn’t have to be this way,” he said, summing up. “This team … and it’s ironic. Kevin came to reconcile relationships, build relationships with his BFF’s and it’s not working out. It’s doing the exact opposite. And you juxtapose that with Golden State winning…” “Now, you have reports that Kyrie is looking elsewhere. I made some calls. Kevin Durant has not talked to the team in weeks. I don’t think Kevin is confident in the front office right now. I don’t know if he’s at the stage of leaving but there’s a big uneasiness from not only from the Kyrie side, but the KD side as well.”
And Murdock reiterated reports that Durant, who had in the past recruited free agents, is not doing that now. “At least right now, he’s one of those guys who doesn’t want to recruit, isn’t in the position to recruit or doesn’t feel like he is a position to recruit whether you like that or not.
At the center of it, Murdock pointed out multiple times is the Nets relationship with Irving. “His biggest beef is that he feels that the front office didn’t grow to understand Kyrie, whatever that means. I would push back on that when a guy leaves for two weeks at a time … Kyrie earns the lion’s share of the blame. But I think KD believes that ‘hey, you guys didn’t understand this guy. You didn’t try to figure out where he was coming from.’”
Still, Durant believes the Nets didn’t support Irving particularly when they decided not to play him at all in October, after he refused to get vaccinated like all but a handful of NBA players, then brought him back in October. “That’s just how he feels. ‘Hey man, I brought this guy in, him and Kyrie, and the front office didn’t do enough to support him at a time when we needed to support him.”
Moreover, Murdock pointed to the Nets decision to dump Adam Harrington, their long-time assistant coach and director of development, as a big negative for KD. Durant and Harrington go back to KD’s time in Oklahoma City when Harrington was his shooting coach. “And here’s another thing, KOC, the Nets got rid of Adam Harrington. who’s very close to Kevin. He’s one of Kevin’s guys. And that had a big ripple effect on how Kevin feels about this right now. He’s still in this figure-it-out mode but there is some fire to that smoke that he’s kind of reevaluating where he stands with this.”
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving won a ring together before, and it may not have been their last … ’cause Matt Barnes tells TMZ Sports the Lakers could be smelling champagne if Kyrie Irving joins L.A. Matt — who played for the Purple and Gold for two seasons — spoke about the recent Irving rumors out at LAX this week … and he told us if Uncle Drew ends up with the Lakers, it could result in the franchise’s 18th championship.
The Hawks could still pursue Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton in free agency. Sources tell The Athletic that the Hawks’ interest in the 23-year-old would be contingent on landing him for less than a max contract. That may not be an option, as the Pistons, who have the cap space for a max contract, are expected to be aggressive in their pursuit of Ayton in free agency.