Tyler Johnson at ease shifting back to natural role

Tyler Johnson transitioned back to his regular role and was key in Miami's win over the Bulls. (Getty Images)
Tyler Johnson transitioned back to his regular role and was key in Miami’s win over the Bulls. (Getty Images)

Tyler Johnson was willing to step into the starting point guard spot with Goran Dragic and Beno Udrih injured, but it pulled him into an unfamiliar role.
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Luol Deng back for Heat vs. Chicago Bulls, Hassan Whiteside out

Luol Deng expects to start tonight against the Chicago Bulls. (Getty Images)
Luol Deng expects to start tonight against the Chicago Bulls. (Getty Images)

The Heat are getting their roster back, starting with the return of Luol Deng and back-up point guard Beno Udrih. Both intend to play tonight when Miami visits the Bulls.
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Why would Heat believe they can win right now?

Bosh and Wade are leading the underdog Miami Heat in some uneven fights. (Getty Images)
Bosh and Wade are leading the underdog Miami Heat in some uneven fights. (Getty Images)

Players rarely size up a matchup the way those of us on the outside do, and the Heat do not view their current predicament hopelessly.
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Luol Deng concerned about severity of eye injury

Luol Deng has blurry vision and cannot look up or down. (Getty Images)
Luol Deng has blurry vision and cannot look up or down. (Getty Images)

Luol Deng would play through almost anything, but basketball is not even close to being an option right now as he recovers from an eye injury.
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Could Josh McRoberts be back Monday at Bulls?

Josh McRoberts is getting closer to a return, which could come Monday in Chicago. (Getty Images)
Josh McRoberts is getting closer to a return, which could come Monday in Chicago. (Getty Images)

Josh McRoberts was completely unaware of the Twitterstorm caused Thursday by the Heat upgrading him from out to questionable for their game tonight against the Raptors. While he has since been ruled out, there is a chance he could be back Monday when the team plays at Chicago.
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Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade take notice of Michael Beasley’s impressive CBA performance

When the Heat drafted Michael Beasley with the second overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, they envisioned him becoming one of the league’s top scorers.

Michael Beasley scored 63 points in the CBA all-star game this past weekend.
Michael Beasley scored 63 points in the CBA all-star game this past weekend.

It never materialized in the NBA, as Beasley has averaged 13 points per game in 433 games. But Beasley has become one the most prolific scorers in the Chinese Basketball Association. Continue reading “Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade take notice of Michael Beasley’s impressive CBA performance”

What are Heat doing with Chris Andersen, Amar’e Stoudemire?

Chris Andersen has played in three of Miami's 31 games. (Getty Images)
Chris Andersen has played in three of Miami’s 31 games. (Getty Images)

One of the more puzzling situations with the Heat is coach Erik Spoelstra’s plan for Amar’e Stoudemire and Chris Andersen.

Both are in the twilight of their careers, but still have something to offer. Stoudemire has been decent offensively in spot appearances, and Andersen is coming off a productive season in which he averaged 10.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per 36 minutes.
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Video: Goran Dragic shows off his busted tooth

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Monday was a wild night for the Heat, who finally beat Atlanta after getting smacked around the past year-plus, and it was extra weird for Goran Dragic.

In the third quarter, Dragic took an elbow to the mouth from Hawks center Al Horford and broke one of his front teeth.
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