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Dragic suffers groin injury, keeping Heat rotation in flux

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Dragic will miss the Heat’s game at the Toronto Raptors Tuesday.

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With the exception of 2019 second-round draft pick KZ Okpala, the Miami Heat had everyone healthy for their Sunday matinee game at the Brooklyn Nets. Fans speculated that the returns of Justise Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. could jostle the Heat rotation.

Well, that didn’t last long. The Heat have listed Goran Dragic as out for Miami’s Tuesday game at the Toronto Raptors with a groin injury.

Dragic has thrived as a sixth man this year. He scored a team-high 24 points in Miami’s win over Brooklyn Sunday. His injury could lead Erik Spoelstra to keep Justise Winslow as a reserve so the fifth-year player can assume the point guard duties Dragic normally takes on.

Even with Dragic out, it is hard to see how Dion Waiters could get some playing time Tuesday night. Rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro remain ahead of Waiters in the backcourt rotation. Waiters was inactive for the Heat in the Brooklyn game.