The Miami Heat may rest Goran Dragic against the Charlotte Hornets, per Ira Winderman.
Goran Dragic might sit out tonight due to a bruised knee.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 20, 2018
Derrick Walton Jr. has the highest 3P%, 45.5%, for the Heat this season and could help space the floor for the team. Hassan Whiteside could have room against Dwight Howard, because Walton Jr. is skilled in feeding entry passes to Hassan, Derrick Jones Jr., James Johnson, Justise Winslow in the post for dunks at the rim.
After the disaster against the Brooklyn Nets, coach Erik Spoetra might consider a point guard match-up of two 6-foot point guards, Kemba Walker and Walton Jr., wouldn’t be that bad.
FYI: Cleveland Cavaliers allowed 148 points versus Oklahoma City Thunder, so a scheduled loss versus the Hornets represents a lack of championship pedigree.