The Miami Heat included all 16 players in the injury report before Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City.
The bizarre move came just hours after the NBA fined the Heat $25,000 for violating the league’s injury reporting rules. According to the League’s press release, “The Heat did not disclose the exact status of multiplayer game availability ahead of their game against Oklahoma City on December 14 at the Paycom Center.”
In response, Miami listed all players under contract, 14 regular roster spots and both double roster spots, in Friday night’s injury report. Only Jamal Cain (G League assignment), Gabe Vincent (left knee spill) and Omer Yurtseven (left ankle surgery) are listed as out.
The team included Bam Adebayo (left ankle sprain), Dewayne Dedmon (left foot plantar fasciitis), Udonis Haslem (right Achilles tendinosis), Haywood Highsmith (left quadriceps bruise), Kyle Lowry (left knee pain ) and Caleb Martin (left ankle sprain) as questionable. Jimmy Butler (right knee injury management), Tyler Herro (left ankle sprain), Nikola Jovic (back spasms), Victor Oladipo (left knee injury management), Duncan Robinson (left ankle sprain) , Orlando Robinson (lower back discomfort) and Max Strus (right shoulder impingement) as probable.
In the game against the Thunder on Wednesday, Butler, Cain, Vincent, Yurtseven and Jovic were listed as out on the pregame injury report. Haslem and Orlando Robinson received DNP-Coach’s Decisions.
On Thursday against the Rockets, Miami listed 12 of 16 players on the injury report, ruling out Adebayo, Dedmon, Lowry and Oladipo along with Vincent and Yurtseven.