Goran Dragic goes down after tripping on ref Bill Kennedy

Goran Dragic survived a scary play Tuesday after tripping on referee Bill Kennedy. (Getty Images)
Goran Dragic survived a scary play Tuesday after tripping on referee Bill Kennedy. (Getty Images)

As of now, this doesn’t sound like a major problem for Goran Dragic, but injuries like this often get worse overnight.

Dragic went down late in the second quarter of the Heat’s 113-99 win at New Orleans on Tuesday after landing on referee Bill Kennedy’s foot. He stayed in the game and played 36 minutes, but said he believed he sustained at least a mild left ankle sprain.
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NBA suspends Hassan Whiteside

Whiteside (left) is suspended for elbowing Marjanovic (center) in the face. (Getty Images)
Whiteside (left) is suspended for elbowing Marjanovic (center) in the face. (Getty Images)

No surprise here: Hassan Whiteside received a one-game suspension for swinging his elbow into San Antonio center Boban Marjanovic’s face Tuesday.
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Where does Whiteside stand in Heat locker room?

Whiteside has put himself in a bad spot with the NBA and potentially broken the trust of his teammates. (Getty Images)
Whiteside has put himself in a bad spot with the NBA and potentially broken the trust of his teammates. (Getty Images)

This question has come up repeatedly since Hassan Whiteside emerged with the Heat last season: How does his immaturity go over in a veteran locker room?

It surfaced again Tuesday after Whiteside was kicked out of Miami’s loss to the Spurs for swinging his elbow into Boban Marjanovic’s face. It was his first ejection of the season, though he was tossed twice last year.
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