Tyler Herro was ruled out for tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to neck spasms.
When Erik Spoelstra was asked about the injury, he responded, “I don’t have any new update for you, other than he’s making progress.”
He was then asked if he has practiced at all this week, but once again reiterated that’s the only update he has.
This means that Miami will be rolling with the same team from the other night against the Detroit Pistons. But will it be the same starting lineup?
Well, it makes sense to go with a starting Goran Dragic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Coach Spo makes another abrupt adjustment.
Toronto’s two guard lineups with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet will clearly hurt Miami’s point of attack weaknesses, which makes me think Gabe Vincent may get the start.
Not because he’s a great defender, but they feel more comfortable with him on that end than others.
Either way, the starting lineup doesn’t hold much value, since as seen the other night, the bench lineups are the ones that seem to spark the team.
Kendrick Nunn will get yet another opportunity, but will KZ Okpala?
I’d bet on him starting again tonight, even though he only played 3 minutes. And if he doesn’t get playing time tonight, don’t bet on him impacting this team any time soon.