NBA rumors: Goran Dragic to return tonight

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Anthony Chiang: Heat’s Goran Dragic says ‘pretty bad’ ankle injury ‘getting better.’ He remains questionable for tonight's game vs. Raptors… Also, Dragic on what it was like to watch the seven-game trip from home and the value of FaceTime
Ira Winderman: Harkless, Leonard and Silva again out for Monday vs. Hornet. Herro, Dragic, Bradley are questionable. Iguodala and Vincent are probable.
Ira Winderman: Goran Dragic said pain is over with torn plantar fascia, "Still need to do MRI." He said hard practices will let him know where he stands.
The foot injury will not require surgery, Dragic said. He’s expected to make a full recovery by simply resting it. “I love him to death. I wish I could play with him as a teammate for forever,” Heat All-Star wing Jimmy Butler said. “Because these are the moments that you cherish. He put his body on the line for me and the rest of our guys for this organization. That shows the type of player that he is and the type of person that he is. We go down swinging, I’m glad he was out there fighting with us.”
Spoelstra told a story that revealed just how unlikely Dragic’s return seemed a few days ago. “He texted me — the night he got hurt in Game 1 he texted, I got a text literally around 4:15 in the morning,” Spoelstra said. “He said, ‘Coach, don’t give up on me on this series. Give me a chance. I’ll find my way back.’ I talked to the trainers the next day and they said, ‘Not a chance.’ And sure enough, he was basically begging every one of us the last three games just to give him a chance.”
Barry Jackson: Dragic: "I just wanted to be out there to help my team. The Lakers were better. Unfortunately [we] didn't have it today."
Jared Weiss: Heat confirm Herro will continue to start in place of Dragic, who is finally active after tearing his plantar fascia.
Tim Reynolds: Goran Dragic (torn left plantar fascia) will put himself through a warmup before Game 4 tonight, source says. He wants to play. There is major doubt as to whether he can pull this off.
Michael C. Wright: Goran Dragic: "I'm doing everything I can do. It does feel better than when it happened. We will see. I don't have [a] timetable yet."
Ira Winderman: Dragic said he's making progress, "then some days I'm the same. We'll see. We'll see." Sounds unlikely for Tuesday and hardly optimistic about series. "How I feel right now is probably low [percentage], but they told me it could change day to day."
Ohm Youngmisuk: Erik Spoelstra says “I can see the anguish literally in their eyes” with Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic lobbying to play in Game 3. But Spoelstra says this is the most responsible thing to do for the Heat by ruling both out.
Tim Reynolds: There is some hope that Bam Adebayo (neck strain) will be well enough to attempt playing in Game 3. Optimism isn’t as high for Goran Dragic (plantar fascia), who - like Bam - is getting near-constant treatment.
“We’ve got to play with a level of desperation,” Adebayo told Yahoo Sports. “That’s what I see. We’ve got to be a desperate team and come out with a lot of energy from the jump. I’m confident we can turn things around.” Heat point guard Goran Dragic was sidelined for Game 2 as well with a left plantar tear in his foot. His status for Game 3 is unknown. “We just got to continue to fight,” Adebayo told Yahoo Sports. “We’ve done it all year.”
Shams Charania: Heat guard Goran Dragic (torn plantar fascia) has been ruled out of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Lakers, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Dragic is Miami’s second-leading postseason scorer at 19.9 points per game.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report: Bam Adebayo (Neck Strain) Doubtful Goran Dragić (Left Foot Torn Plantar Fascia) Doubtful Chris Silva (Left Pubic Bone Stress Fracture) Questionable Gabe Vincent (Right Knee Soreness) Questionable) (Jimmy Butler, ankle, is not on the injury report.)
Marc Stein: Goran Dragic's status for the rest of the NBA Finals remains TBD, according to a league source, after he sustained a plantar tear in his left foot. A return in this series has not yet been ruled out
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: Goran Dragic said no further surgery is planned this offseason. He just needs to work on getting his leg stronger.
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