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Would Derrick Walton Jr. get minutes in Goran Dragic’s absence against the Hornets?

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Walton Jr. might space the court if Dragic isn’t available versus the Hornets.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat may rest Goran Dragic against the Charlotte Hornets, per Ira Winderman.

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.