Allen Crabbe SG POR 19 Hrs
Crabbe started in place of Nicolas Batum (wrist) on Friday, although he only spent 13 minutes on the court and mustered just one rebound and one steal.
What's most troubling for Crabbe is that Friday's game against the Spurs went into three overtimes and he was given just 13 minutes of action. As a result, Crabbe is a very limited option even when given the opportunity to fill-in as a replacement starter.
Norris Cole PG MIA 19 Hrs
Cole was relegated to a role off the bench against the Wizards on Friday, although he still managed to play 31 minutes and was able to put up seven points, two rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
It's still unclear whether or not this move to the bench is permanent, or whether coach Erik Spoelstra used Mario Chalmers as the starter to match-up against the versatile opponent of John Wall. Either way, Chalmers only played five more minutes than Cole on Friday, so their opportunities to produce will likely be relatively equal regardless of who starts.
Mario Chalmers PG MIA 19 Hrs
Chalmers recorded 14 points, three rebounds, and five assists in 36 minutes as the starting point guard against the Wizards on Friday.
Chalmers was given the opportunity to start over fellow point guard Norris Cole on Friday and Chalmers was able to put a decent game together. It's still unclear if Chalmers will continue to start for the Heat, although Cole played 31 minutes Friday so the two will likely be given a similar amount of minutes regardless of who starts moving forward.
Shawne Williams SF MIA 20 Hrs
Williams played 24 minutes as a starter against the Wizards on Friday and was able to put up eight points and three rebounds during his time on the court.
Williams has bounced back-and-fourth between the bench and the starting lineup over the course of the season, but one thing remains constant, he doesn't amount significant production. As a result, Williams is a hard player to justify owning in anything but the deepest of leagues and formats.
Gerald Henderson SG/SF CHA 20 Hrs
Henderson started in place of Lance Stephenson (groin) and was able to contribute 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Sixers on Friday.
Henderson has actually seen this amount of minutes numerous time this season, although he's a streaky player who struggles with consistency from game-to-game. The 27-year-old will likely continue to fill-in for Stephenson for as long as he's sidelined with his groin issue.
Steven Adams C OKC 20 Hrs
Adams played a season-high 35 minutes against the Lakers on Friday and finished just shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds to go along with one assist, one steal, and one block.
Fellow center Kendrick Perkins (knee) missed Friday's game and Adams absorbed the workload that the veteran left behind. Perkins' injury isn't believed to be serious, so Adams may very well go back down to the 24.6 minutes that he's averaged per game this season.
Kendrick Perkins C OKC 20 Hrs
Perkins missed Friday's game against the Lakers with a left knee contusion and is considered day-to-day moving forward, The Oklahoman reports.
This injury flew under the radar with the news of Kevin Durant (ankle) missing Friday's game as well, although Perkins' injury is not believed to be serious and he has a serious chance to return against the Pelicans on Sunday. If he's unable to play, Steven Adams will likely absorb the minutes that Perkins is leaving on the court.
Jermaine O'Neal C GS 22 Hrs
O'Neal has several NBA suitors looking to add a big man to its roster, CSN Bay Area reports. O'Neal said he'll make a decision early in 2015 whether to play or stay retired, according to ESPN.com's Mark Stein
The Warriors are showing interest as are the Clippers, Cavaliers and Mavericks. Stein also tweeted that the Mavs have the edge in the pursuit of O'Neal, who makes his home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
David Lee PF/C GS 22 Hrs
Lee (hamstring) could serve as a high-post initiator on offense, a role Andrew Bogut had been filling before he injured his knee, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Bogut out for "a couple of weeks," according to head coach Steve Kerr, the coach feels Lee has the passing skills to fill in at the high post. Of course, the question remains when exactly will Lee be ready to play. Kerr is hoping Monday against Sacramento.
Robert Covington F PHI 1 Day
Covington scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 27 minutes of play against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
Covington has been great of late - especially for a player who is not likely owned in your league. He is averaging 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.7 three-pointers per game over his last three games - all while logging 34 minutes per game. He has value in all categories, including a surplus of three-pointers. He nailed six three-pointers on Friday, which is his second time in four games.