The Miami Heat have missed Wayne Ellington over the past four games. He’s Miami’s only great 3-point shooter. Coming into tonight’s game, he’s ranked eighth in made 3-pointers. And fortunately, he’s warming up with the intent to play tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Erik Spoelstra says Wayne Ellington will warm up with the intention of playing tonight vs. 76ers. In case you missed it, Spoelstra also said that this morning.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) March 8, 2018
Ellington suffered a left quad contusion in Miami’s Feb. 27 win over the Sixers. Ellington’s likely return tonight brings the Heat to their full roster, with the exception of Dion Waiters.
His return will force Erik Spoelstra to continue tinkering with his rotation. How will he continue to juggle the minutes of Ellington, Tyler Johnson, Dwyane Wade and Josh Richardson? On this team, Spo may play who is playing well on a particular night. Hopefully, Ellington can provide some much-needed shooting tonight and the rest of the season.