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James Johnson may not be ready for Heat season opener

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The forward is still recovering from a sports hernia surgery.

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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).

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.

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.