Udonis Haslem PF MIA 14 Days
Udonis Haslem received his third straight "DNP-CD" in Wednesday's win over Cleveland.
Haslem was expected to rejoin the rotation with Shane Battier missing the game with the flu, but was usurped by Rashard Lewis and Michael Beasley. Haslem didn't have much fantasy value even when he was part of the Heat's rotation, and certainly doesn't have any now that he is seemingly buried on Erik Spoelstra's bench.
Udonis Haslem PF MIA 23 Days
Udonis Haslem (back) is expected to play against the Hawks on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old has missed the Heat's last four games and will be a site for sore eyes for the depleted Miami frontcourt. Fantasy owners, however, need not worry about Haslem's return as he barely warrants a roster spot in even the deepest of leagues. Owners who may have been relying on Shane Battier will want to take note as his playing time will be rolled back upon Haslem's return.
Udonis Haslem PF MIA 25 Days
Udonis Haslem (back spasms) intends to practice on Monday and return for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.
He's been battling the spasms for nearly three weeks, but is close to a full recovery. "It got to the point where I just wasn't able to move," he said. His absence has allowed Shane Battier to start for the Heat, with Rashard Lewis and Michael Beasley picking up more minutes off the bench. Owners relying on any of those guys in deeper leagues should keep a sharp eye on Erik Spoelstra's rotations once Haslem rejoins the rotation.
Udonis Haslem PF MIA 27 Days
Udonis Haslem (back) will not play against the Mavericks on Friday night.
The team will take it easy on their 33-year-old forward and will have to find a way to replace his 16.0 minutes per game. Michael Beasley may have his best chance to produce, but has very little fantasy value.
Udonis Haslem PF MIA 28 Days
Udonis Haslem (back) returned to practice on Thursday.
Haslem has missed the Heat's last three contests due to his ailing back, but his appearance at practice is a good sign for Friday's game against Dallas. Shane Battier has been getting the start in Haslem's absence and would likely slide to a bench role if Haslem is able to suit up against the Mavericks. Regardless of who starts, however, neither player is much of a viable fantasy option at the moment.
Udonis Haslem PF MIA 1 Month
Udonis Haslem has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Boston due to back spasms.
Back spasms aren't contagious, right? LeBron James is also fighting through the ailment, but fortunately he's ready to play. Haslem will join Greg Oden (knees) as the two inactive players for Miami.