According to Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald, LeBron James said that Battier will miss a few games with a knee injury he suffered against the Cavs on Saturday. It didn't look good when UD rolled into his knee, and he immediately hobble-sprinted to the locker room. Luckily for Shane, and the Heat, the schedule is pretty calm right now with a cupcake of a schedule coming up, in terms of days off and opponents (except the Spurs on Thursday). Its almost like a bye week for the team, so Shane has plenty of time to get treatment while minimizing the number of games missed. Not that we need him to rush back or anything. As for who replaces him in the starting lineup, well, let's just say you have better chances being right in Russian roulette. Spo can go defensive/rebounding with UD or with a floor spreader with Miller/Shard/Ray. My preference is to start Miller and have Bron move down to guard the other team's 4. Spo like Ray coming off the bench, evident when he chose to start Miller on the long road trip when Wade missed some games. Ray brings leadership and amazing versatility to the 2nd unit, while also being able to play seamlessly with the rest of the starters. Mike brings some of that tough, gritty hustle that Shane brings, while also being more than a spot-up shooter on offense. UD's rebounding, hustle, and energy is needed for the 2nd unit. And as for Shard i feel like, and have read, that he is falling outta favor with the coaching staff, so maybe he is the last choice to replace our daddy. There is still plenty of time til we play our next game against the Spurs, giving whoever Spo decides to start to acclimate with the starters. Also, Spo is still experimenting with the rotation, so we may see lineups we haven't seen yet. I wish all the best for Shane, and hope he gets back on the court quickly. But don't rush it, wait til you're fully healthy.
What do you guys think, how does Spo alter the rotation in Shane's absence?