The Miami Heat held their media day today, where players gave interviews before the team starts training camp tomorrow. Dwyane Wade spoke before reporters for the last time, and Udonis Haslem climbed atop a Heat basket (seriously).
So at Heat camp, UD shoots and scores. Though I believe this is illegal. pic.twitter.com/iQR3mvbmna— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 24, 2018
But in another piece of news, James Johnson said that he may not be ready for Miami’s season opener Oct. 17. Johnson is still recovering from his off-season sports hernia surgery.
James Johnson indicates he might not be ready for the start of the regular season as he recovers from his offseason sports-hernia surgery. That, with Waiters, could leave the Heat two starters down.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) September 24, 2018
This news could mean that the Heat will be without Johnson and Dion Waiters for opening night. Pat Riley has already said that Waiters is unlikely to be ready for Miami’s first opener, and he did not speak to the media today.
Will Justise Winslow start for the Heat at the power forward spot Oct. 17? Will Jimmy Butler be on the Heat by then? The next few weeks will offer us answers to those questions.