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With ankle injury, Tyler Herro out of Rising Stars Game

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Herro also returned to South Florida for treatment on his ankle.

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The All-Star Weekend will have a little less Miami Heat in it.

Tyler Herro will miss this weekend’s Rising Stars Game, which features rookies and second-year players, due to an ankle injury Herro sustained last week. Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers will take his place.

Kendrick Nunn will still participate in the Rising Stars Game. Bam Adebayo will compete in the Skills Challenge, which Dwyane Wade won in 2006 and 2007; Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the Slam Dunk Contest; and Duncan Robinson will compete in the 3-Point Contest, which Glen Rice, Jason Kapono, Daequan Cook and James Jones have all won as Heat players.

And of course, Adebayo and Jimmy Butler will play for Team Giannis in the All-Star Game.

Additionally, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported that Herro has returned to South Florida for additional treatment on his ankle. Herro had initially accompanied the team on Miami’s current West coast road trip.

After the Heat’s Wednesday visit to the Utah Jazz, the All-Star break will have the Heat off until Feb. 20. Hopefully, Herro and Meyers Leonard will be back then.