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Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard (ankle) has been banged up for quite some time, but is making solid progress. Leonard says he's been rehabbing his left ankle in his pool and estimates he's about 90 percent recovered. He has been out of action since February 3, but the NBA has been on hiatus since early March. Leonard mentioned he's not in basketball shape right now, but believes he'll be ready to go once the NBA returns to action. Leonard isn't a great standard league option, but could have some value in deep leagues when the NBA resumes play.
Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder has mentioned that he would like to stay with the organization after this current season. "I feel comfortable here, feel comfortable with the whole organization top to bottom. If everything goes as we plan, Im sure everybody would like to stay together and build off what were doing this year and go into next year with the same mind-set," said Crowder. He is in the final year of a five-year deal he signed with the Boston Celtics in 2015. Crowder is averaging 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds through 13 games with the Heat. Miami is the fifth team that Crowder has played with since signing that five year deal. It sounds like Crowder is committed to staying in South Beach long term.
Miami Heat power forward Bam Adebayo finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes of play during the 109-98 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday. The 22-year-old continued his stellar play with his third double-double in the past five games. The 2017 pick averages 16.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, making him a terrific daily fantasy player if the season resumes.
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jonesaccumulated 23 points, two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 30 minutes of play during the 109-98 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday. The third-year player averages 8.6 points per game this season, and the point explosion was rather rare. The 23-year-old has only scored in double digits during two of the past six games. Therefore, he is not a fantasy worthy player.
Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn racked up 24 points, two rebounds, and three assists in 31 minutes of play during the 109-98 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday. He also went 6-for-10 from deep. The rookie has had a decent first campaign this season, averaging 15.5 points per game, albeit being streaky in his point totals. Nunn has scored at least 18 points in only two of the past five games. He should be considered more of a matchup-dependent play if the season resumes.