The Miami Heat are suffering from serious health problems right now and it couldn’t be happening at a worse time.
They are set to play against the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics, on Friday.
That means they will be facing the offensive dominance of Jayson Tatum and his crew and they need to bring their A-game.
But the injury report for the Heat is shockingly long.
Long injury report for #Heat:
Probable: Herro (ankle), Highsmith (ankle), Robinson (ankle), Strus (shoulder), Vincent (knee),
Questionable: Butler (knee), Dedmon (foot). Jovic (foot),
Out: Oladipo (knee), Yurtseven (ankle)
But Butler flying to Boston signals he’ll likely play
— Bobby Manning (@RealBobManning) December 2, 2022
But the good news is that Butler looks like he will play in the game, as he flew with the team up to Boston.
That’s great because the Heat will be needing all of the help they can get if they wish to compete against the Celtics.
The Season So Far
Where are the Miami Heat currently at?
The simple answer is this: not where they want to be.
They have a 10-12 record and are 11th in the East, far from where they expected.
Remember, this was literally the best team in its conference last season, ending 2021-22 with a 53-29 record.
Those numbers don’t feel like a possibility right now.
There is still plenty of time to turn things around, the season is young.
But the team isn’t performing as it usually does and the injuries are only one of their issues.
Over the next week, they will square off against the Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, and San Antonio Spurs.
Surely, they can rack up a few wins during that time.