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.
Tyler Herro (ankle) out of Friday's Rising Stars Game. Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton replacing the injured Herro. Heat down to five players at All-Star Weekend.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) February 11, 2020
Heat guard Kendrick Nunn still in Rising Stars Game.
— Tyler Herro (@raf_tyler) February 11, 2020
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.
Tyler Herro has left the Heat to return to South Florida for treatment of his ankle.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 11, 2020
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.