The Miami Heat are looking for a third straight win, but may have to do it short-handed. The Heat released some updates on players regarding tonight's matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.
Dwyane Wade is a game-time decision.
Dwyane Wade (illness) did not participate in this morning's team shootaround and is a game-time decision for tonight.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 16, 2015
That could throw a big curveball into what the Heat are trying to build with consistency. We don't know what type of illness he has, but we do know he was healthy enough to be live-tweeting during his wife's TV show last night.
Josh McRoberts will not play.
INJURY UPDATE: Josh McRoberts (bruised knee) did not participate in this morning's team shootaround & has been ruled out of tonight's game.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 16, 2015
McRoberts was very consistent to start the season, but now has missed several games in a row resting his knee. The Heat have depth in the power rotation behind him with Udonis Haslem and maybe even Amare Stoudemire if necessary, so they will survive.
Tyler Johnson is a game-time decision.
Tyler Johnson (strained shoulder) participated in this morning's team shootaround and is a game-time decision.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 16, 2015
This would be great to have Tyler back. He hurt his should in practice and has missed a few games. Gerald Green has gotten his touch back to help the bench, but Tyler would take back minutes from seldom used Beno Udrih and would be a good spark off the bench.
Goran Dragic doesn't appear to be suffering any setbacks from his tooth incident on Monday.
The Heat will play the Nets tonight at 7:30.