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Deng (calf) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Mavericks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Deng will miss a second straight game with a calf injury, meaning Danny Granger will likely notch another start at small forward. Deng should be considered day-to-day, though the fact that he's been ruled out well in advance of Friday's contest doesn't bode well for his status for Sunday's game in Boston.

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Deng (calf) will not play in Tuesday's game, the Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.

He was doubtful, so this should not come as a surprise. Look for Danny Granger to slot into his spot, although do not expect much more than three-point shooting from Granger in daily leagues. Consider Deng day-to-day.

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Deng did not participate in Tuesday's shootaround and is considered doubtful to play versus the Bucks.

Deng has a sore calf after playing 38 minutes in Sunday's win over the Bulls. If he's ultimately held out, expect Danny Granger, who did not play Sunday, to see increased minutes, and possibly move into the starting lineup.

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Deng had a double-double Sunday against his former team, putting up 15 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. He also added four assists and a block in the contest.

Deng has been playing well lately, scoring in double figures in three of his last four games. He's also been consistent in other categories, averaging five rebounds and two assists in January.

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Deng returned from a one-game absence Friday against the Pacers. He scored 23 points (9-13 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added five rebounds and three assists.

Deng has struggled with his consistency this season, but when he is on, he is a fantasy force. Though he won't score 23 points every night, he does usually provide double-digit assists while also contributing in three-pointers, assists, and steals.

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Deng (illness) is expected to play Friday against the Pacers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Deng missed Wednesday's game against the Hornets due to the illness, but took part in morning shootaround and now appears to be on track for a return to the lineup. Assuming he's fully healthy, he should be all systems go for the game and moving forward.

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Deng (illness) was a full participant in Friday's morning shootaround.

Deng missed Wednesday's game against the Hornets due to an illness but apparently is well enough to get back on the court. The fact that he participated in shootaround is a good sign for his status against the Pacers on Friday night, although official word won't likely come until closer to tipoff.

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Deng (illness) will not travel with the Heat for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Despite playing 29 minutes Tuesday, Deng will need at least one game off before taking the court again. He should be considered questionable for Friday's game, as he tries to get healthy, and Danny Granger and Shawne Williams will be asked to step up in Deng's absence Wednesday.

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Deng (illness) managed to play 29 minutes Tuesday, scoring eight points to go along with four rebounds and an assist.

Deng was questionable coming into Tuesday's contest after missing Monday's practice with an illness. He played slightly less minutes than usual Tuesday and his production was pedestrian, but he should round back into form soon. As long as he's ready to play again Wednesday, he could be a good option against Charlotte.

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Deng (illness) will play in Tuesday's game against the Thunder, the Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman reports.

He has been consistently seeing 34-37 minutes per game of late, and should therefore be deployed in almost all full-season formats Tuesday. Dwyane Wade (hamstring) is also playing against Oklahoma City.