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Deng (thigh) will not play in Friday's game against the Wizards.

This was expected as Deng was considered doubtful coming into Friday. His next opportunity to play will be against the Kings on Saturday.

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Deng (thigh) is considered doubtful for Friday's game against the Wizards, the Miami Herald reports.

Deng was previously considered questionable for Friday's contest, so this downgrade in his status certainly paints a bleak picture regarding his availability. As a result, expect Henry Walker and Michael Beasley to receive expanded minutes in Friday's game.

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Deng (general soreness) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.

The Heat are listing Deng, Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers as questionable with soreness, and all three should be considered game-time calls. If Deng is held out, Henry Walker and Michael Beasley should see increased minutes.

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Deng scored 29 points (11-14 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with three rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes Monday against Philadelphia.

Deng burst out offensively Monday after scoring 19 points combined in his last two games. The Heat could use him to score more with Chris Bosh (chest) out of action for the season, but he's not likely to score even 20 points on a regular basis as he is averaging 14.4 points a game this season.

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Deng (calf) scored 10 points (3-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 Ft) with five rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

After missing three games with a calf injury, Deng saw only slightly less than his usual court time in his return. He's been a frustrating player for his fantasy owners this season, but even with Dwayne Wade (hamstring) currently on the shelf, don't expect Deng's usage to spike up with the Heat trying to fit Hassan Whiteside into their offensive mix.

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Deng (calf) will get the start Tuesday, but his minutes could be reduced, NBA.com's Keith Langlois reports.

It may be necessary to start Deng in full-season leagues, but considering he may be on a minutes limit, it would be wise to stay away from him in daily leagues. Danny Granger is expected to return to a bench role.

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Deng (calf) is expected to be back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

After sitting out the last three games, Deng was a full participant in Tuesday's walk-through and he's officially listed as a game-time decision, thought he belief is that he'll be able to play. "I feel better, it feels good." Deng said. "We've done everything we can to get it to where it needs to be." With Deng presumably back in the mix, Danny Granger's minutes figure to decline.

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Deng (calf) took part in a full practice Monday and hopes to return to action Tuesday against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Deng has missed the last three games with a calf injury, enabling Danny Granger to start in his place. However, barring a setback, Deng will look to return Tuesday as Miami takes on Detroit for the first time this season. With Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out for at least another couple of weeks, it's unclear how coach Erik Spoelstra will handle the rotation, so it's possible Granger could remain in the starting lineup. Either way, both Granger and rookie Shabazz Napier will continue to see a bump in minutes in Wade's absence.

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Deng (calf) thinks he'll be able to play against the Pistons on Wednesday, The Palm Beach Post reports.

Deng mentioned after Sunday's game against the Celtics that he's felt healthy enough to take the court over his three-game absence but has been held out by the training staff. This is good news for those that have a vested interest in Deng, although he should still be considered a game-time decision against the Pistons since the doctors have the power to keep him sidelined.

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Deng (calf) will not play in Sunday's game against the Celtics.

Deng will be able to take part in portions of pregame warmups, although coach Erik Spoelstra said that he's still dealing with some lingering soreness in his calf. His next opportunity to get on the court will be against the Pistons on Tuesday.