Miami Heat health the biggest winner in NBA return to court

Tyler Herro #14 and Meyers Leonard #0 of the Miami Heat celebrate after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Tyler Herro #14 and Meyers Leonard #0 of the Miami Heat celebrate after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Heat are getting set to return to play, like the rest of the NBA. From their perspective, the biggest winner in all of this has been their health.

The Miami Heat are another day closer to getting back on the court for the resumption of NBA basketball. What a glorious thing to finally be able to say.

After being away from the court for around three full months, with the projected resuscitation date of July 31st making it nearly five months since an actual game will have taken place, the talk of a return to action is quite the pleasant dose of news.

As the Miami Heat get set to return though, we have taken the liberty of already going over a few of the basics. We talked about the fact that in this return and because of the rust that has surely taken hold of the skillsets and abilities of the players during this hiatus, that Coach Spoelstra should have the chance to shine.

When the skillsets are about even and in this case, rusty all around, coaching and scheme become more important than anything. We’ve also discussed or pondered upon what we should expect from this Miami Heat team as they look to resume play.

The Miami Heat were down a few bodies, even before play was suspended in mid-March. Those bodies should be near 100 percent now though.

When thinking about the Miami Heat, a team that always plays with maximum effort, will, and intensity, that is just what you should expect. Today has us thinking about this though, who has been the biggest winner during this hiatus, if there is one? That answer lies in the injury reports.

When looking at the Miami Heat’s roster, you see two names that you stopped seeing on the court even before the hiatus came into play. Meyers Leonard hasn’t played in a game since he last played against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 3, 2020. Tyler Herro hasn’t played in a game since he last played in that very same contest.

That’s just it! With the hiatus, it should have given both of these players more than enough time to fully heal from their injury.

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Even if they haven’t fully healed though, which is highly unlikely, they have had enough rest at this point to come back and be able to help the Miami Heat as play begins again. That is why the health of the Miami Heat has truly been the biggest winner in all of this.