The Miami Heat may lose Tyler Herro guard for an indefinite period after a roommate reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
Speaking to the Miami Herald after the Heat beat the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, Herro said he learned of the diagnosis at halftime and was unsure whether or not he would need to be quarantined as a result.
“Someone who lives with me tested positive before the game and I found out at halftime,” said Herro.
“I don’t know. Hopefully I don’t have to quarantine. It’s just crazy what’s going on.”
Herro played the second half of the game against Sacramento but did not train with the team yesterday and is officially considered questionable for today’s goal against Charlotte.
It’s the latest in a series of speed bumps for last year’s NBA finalists that were understaffed and plagued by Covid-19 restrictions since the start of the day this season.
They just got Jimmy Butler back, but they still miss Goran Dragic, Avery Bradley and Moe Harkless with injuries. They have changed their starting grid 14 times this season (most of all teams) and have yet to speak with a strong team and all available.
The great man Bam Adebayo said it was all part of the process of dealing with a unique and strange season.
“We’re living with the beatings right now,” said Adebayo.
“If we are perfectly healthy, we will be fine. I have a feeling that if we have that many people in and out, change the grid 14 times and maneuver people around, it will be better for us on the road, ”he continued.
“It’s going to get to a point where I find everyone to be coherent, comfortable and adaptable to each other’s playing style, even though nobody wants people to sit outside during COVID. But that’s the way of life now. That’s how we have to deal with it. We always have to think of the next man. “