The Miami Heat will tip off their 2017-18 season tomorrow at the Orlando Magic. And we already know who won’t make the trip to the Heat’s intra-state rival.
AJ Hammons (sick) will not travel to Orlando for the season opener.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) October 17, 2017
Hammons and McGruder are out for tomorrow's game vs. Magic. Okaro White is listed as questionable with strained left shoulder.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) October 17, 2017
Rodney McGruder, who suffered a stress fracture and underwent surgery, was no surprise to be out tomorrow. He’ll be out until the turn of the calendar at the earliest. But A.J. Hammons had returned to practice following a bout with the flu a week ago. It now appears the symptoms are back for the young 7-foot center.
Okaro White sprained his shoulder in a preseason game against the Washington Wizards.