Roster Woes: Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets Plagued by Key Player Absences

Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, Haywood Highsmith, and LaMelo Ball are among players out on Monday evening

The Miami Heat (12-10) are kicking off the week against the Charlotte Hornets (7-13) on Monday night.

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Miami suffered a disappointing double-digit loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Meanwhile, the Hornets have lost seven of their last 11 matchups. Charlotte won their most recent game against the Toronto Raptors in the clutch.

Injury report:

HEAT

Bam Adebayo: Out – Left Hip Contusion

R.J. Hampton: Out – G League – Two-Way

Tyler Herro: Out – Right Ankle Sprain

Haywood Highsmith: Out – Lower Back Contusion

Nikola Jovic: Out – G League – On Assignment

Caleb Martin: Available – Left Shoulder Contusion

Duncan Robinson: Available – Left Groin Strain

Dru Smith: Out – Right Acl 3rd Degree Sprain

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HORNETS

Amari Bailey: Out – G League – Two-Way

LaMelo Ball: Out- Right Ankle Sprain

Leaky Black: Out – G League – Two-Way

Cody Martin: Out – Left Knee Injury Recovery

Frank Ntilikina: Out – Left Tibia Nondisplaced Fracture

Nick Smith Jr.: Doubtful – Right Foot Sprain

Mark Williams: Doubtful – Low Back Contusion

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An injury-filled contest provides the Heat with an opportunity to get back on track. In recent games, Miami has been outmatched due to the absence of multiple stars. However, multiple key players are sidelined for Charlotte, leaving Jimmy Butler to lead them to a victory.

Miami’s depth allows them to take advantage of matchups where both teams are dealing with crucial injuries.

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