Miami Heat Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Selection process at center will be interesting for this team, a problem-area for Team USA in 2019 World Cup. Miami’s Bam Adebayo and Houston’s Christian Wood – one of the league’s success stories in 2020-2021 – are among invitees to fill those roles, sources said.
Ira Winderman: Heat confirm what was reported Friday, that Butler, Bradley, Herro, Leonard all not with the team. Also Chris Silva out tonight due to hip. Dragic is probable with foot, Vincent probable with knee. Heat at Nets at 8 p.m.
The Miami Heat are planning to allow fans into AmericanAirlines Arena again starting on Jan. 28, and those fans can expect the usual gamut of COVID-19 precautions: mandatory masks, social distancing, increased cleaning, limited attendance. And dogs.
The Heat recently released guidelines for fans planning to attend a game, and it included an entire video, seen above, showing how a group of specially trained dogs will be on hand to sniff fans to see if they have COVID-19 as they enter the arena. Because apparently dogs can do that now. Specifically, fans will stand in a distanced line, at which point an employee will guide a dog past the line. If a dog signals it has detected the coronavirus by sitting down in front of a person, that person and their entire group will be denied entry to the arena.
“We got some guys out right now, so guys got to step up,” Nunn said in advance of Saturday night’s road matchup against the Nets. “We have a deep roster, so anybody can get it going at any time. When your number is called, you just have to be ready.” Nunn has done exactly that and more, as he entered Saturday’s game against the Nets averaging 22.7 points while shooting 58.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent on threes, 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and two steals off the bench for the shorthanded Heat in the last three games.
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