The Miami Herald’s Anthony Chiang reported Tuesday that Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder are all questionable for tomorrow night’s game against the Boston Celtics. But Derrick Jones Jr. suffered a right bone bruise and is listed as out.
Derrick Jones Jr. is listed as out for tomorrow's game vs. Celtics with a right knee bone bruise. Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder are all questionable.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) April 2, 2019
James Johnson started the second half of the Heat’s loss to the Celtics last night, and he is the top candidate to fill in the starting power forward role with Jones’ absence.
It would be great for Winslow and Richardson to be back for tomorrow night’s game. Winslow has missed the past nine games, and Richardson has sat out the last three. Both would help relieve some of the offensive pressure on Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters and Dwyane Wade — and offer some needed defensive versatility. Moreover, Miami would only have 11 available players if no one is upgraded from “questionable” to “active” by game time tomorrow.
Boston also has some potential injuries for Wednesday’s game, the second of a home-and-home set.