Udonis Haslem PF MIA 3 months ago

Haslem averaged 4.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 16 minutes per game during 62 regular season games in the 2014-15 season.

Haslem, a prominent role player off the bench, saw an expanded role after the All-Star break in large part due to Chris Bosh being sidelined the remainder of the season due to blood clots in his lungs. He averaged 5.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 21 minutes during 26 games in the second half of the season. Haslem showed he can still be a consistent contributor, but at 35, his production is on the decline. The long-time forward for the Heat is set to have his contract expire after the 2015-16 season.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem saw an expanded role Sunday in a loss to the Pacers, scoring 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and capping a double-double with 10 rebounds. He also had two blocks and a steal in 36 minutes.

Haslem slid over to center with Hassan Whiteside (hand) out. The Heat chose to go with a smaller lineup, allowing Henry Walker to play power forward. Unless he's starting, Haslem doesn't hold much value. In 36 games off the bench this season, he's averaging just 3.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) posted six points, four rebounds, and two assists in 14 minutes Saturday against Detroit.

Haslem had been sidelined for the previous two games with an illness and only logged 14 minutes in his return Saturday. The sheer volume of injuries on Miami's roster will likely net Haslem a bigger allotment of minutes moving forward, but he's a low-end option at power forward in most formats.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) will start Saturday's game in Detroit.

Haslem is returning to the starting five after a two-game absence due to an severe illness. In his five previous appearances, he averaged 8.4 points (on 50 percent shooting), eight rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 assists in 27 minutes.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) is expected to return against the Pistons on Saturday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

After a two-game absence, Haslem is feeling better and is expected back against Detroit. Haslem played 35 minutes versus Detroit last week, putting up 18 points and 13 rebounds, but with Hassan Whiteside back in the lineup he's unlikely to approach that kind of production.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) won't suit up for Thursday's game at Cleveland, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Absent for the second game in a row, Haslem relayed Thursday that he's been unable to eat the past three days as a result of the illness. His absence should afford Henry Walker another starting nod. Meanwhile, consider Haslem questionable for Saturday's contest in Detroit.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) did not partake in shootaround, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Haslem continues to be listed as questionable, but missing shootaround is not the most encouraging of signs. Look for a more definitive update later in the day.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) is traveling with the Heat to Cleveland for Thursday's game, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Haslem remains questionable Thursday, but the important news is that he joined the team for the three-game trip, which stops in Detroit on Saturday and Indiana on Sunday. If he doesn't play Thursday, he'll likely be back for at least one of the weekend games.

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Cavs, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Haslem missed Tuesday's game against the Spurs with the illness, and the team is still deciding whether or not he'll make the trip to Cleveland. If he's held back, he could re-join the team in Detroit (Saturday) or Indiana (Sunday).

Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5 months ago

Haslem (illness) won't suit up Tuesday versus the Spurs, the Miami Herald reports.

With Haslem out due to a sudden illness, the Heat's situation at center is perilous. Both Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Chris Andersen (calf/shoulder) are game-time calls, meaning the workloads for each are up in the air. In the meantime, consider Haslem questionable for Thursday's contest at Cleveland.