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Top Jaime Jaquez Jr. News
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Returns to bench
Jaquez isn't in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Bucks.
Nikola Jovic will replace Jaquez in the starting lineup Tuesday. With Jimmy Butler (personal), Terry Rozier (knee) and Josh Richardson (shoulder) out, the rookie forward will likely be relied upon to lead Miami's second unit.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Cracks starting five
Jaquez will start at forward for the Heat in Sunday's game against the Celtics.
He'll re-enter the starting five for the first time since making his return to action in late January following a six-game absence due to a strained left groin. While coming off the bench in Miami's last seven games, Jaquez has seen his playing time and fantasy value take a big hit, with the rookie averaging 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.4 three-pointers in 25.3 minutes per game over that stretch. He'll likely see a temporary spike as he moves back to the top unit in place of Jimmy Butler (personal), who is out Sunday while he takes a leave of absence from the Heat following the death of a family member. Butler is uncertain to be available for either of the Heat's final two games before the All-Star break (Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wednesday in Philadelphia), so Jaquez could have some appeal as a streamer beyond Sunday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Low minutes continue
Jaquez totaled 12 points (4-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and three steals across 23 minutes during Tuesday's 121-95 win over the Magic.
Miami is mostly healthy these days, and with Terry Rozier in town, Jaquez has seen his minutes trend in the wrong direction. Over his past seven games, the rookie played 23.3 minutes per contest to go with averages of 8.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 turnovers.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Brings defensive stats in return
Jaquez (groin) tallied six points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, two steals, two blocks and one rebound across 24 minutes in Saturday's 125-109 loss to the Knicks.
After starting 12 of his prior 13 appearances before missing six straight games with a left groin strain, Jaquez came off the bench in his return to action Saturday. Though he made a mark on the defensive end with the pair of steals and blocks, Jaquez's usage sat at just 9.4 percent on the day, well below his season-long rate of 18.2 percent. Before missing time with the groin strain, Jaquez had benefited from an expanded role on the offensive end while both Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro missed time, but Butler and Herro are now back to full health. Additionally, the Heat recently acquired another high-usage player in Terry Rozier, and with Bam Adebayo also still on hand, Jaquez looks as though he'll fall further down in the offensive hierarchy than he had before suffering the injury. With that in mind, Jaquez may be hard-pressed to maintain his season-long average of 13.8 points per game, which had already been propped up by 51.2 percent shooting from the field.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Coming off bench Saturday
Jaquez (groin) will play but will come off the bench in Saturday's game versus the Knicks, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Jaquez will make his return following a six-game absence due to a groin injury. The rookie forward is averaging 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.4 minutes across his last five appearances coming off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Slated to return Saturday
Jaquez (groin) is available for Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Jaquez missed six straight games due to a left groin strain but will return to action Saturday. He was a regular starter before his absence, averaging 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals while starting 11 of his past 12 appearances. However, it's unclear if he'll reclaim a starting spot upon his return, as the Heat are back to full strength and added Terry Rozier to the mix since Jaquez last played.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Won't play against Boston
Jaquez (groin) is out for Thursday's game versus the Celtics.
Jaquez will miss his seventh straight game Thursday while dealing with a strained left groin. Caleb Martin should continue to receive extended playing time in his absence. Jaquez's next chance to suit up is Saturday's matchup with the Knicks.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Officially ruled out
Jaquez (groin) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Grizzlies.
Jaquez's absence streak will extend to six games Wednesday after being downgraded from doubtful to out with a left groin strain. The rookie forward's next chance to suit up is Thursday's matchup with Boston.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Doubtful for Wednesday
Jaquez (groin) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jaquez will likely miss a fifth straight game due to a left groin strain. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Sunday that Jaquez is without a timetable to return, so until he logs a full practice, Jaquez can likely be considered doubtful for future contests as well. Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic and Haywood Highsmith (foot) are candidates for increased roles until Jaquez returns.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Out Sunday, no timeline for return
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Jaquez (groin) won't play Sunday versus the Magic and is without a timetable to return, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Despite the seemingly pessimistic outlook on Jaquez' short-term availability, Spoelstra noted that team trainers "have been encouraged" by the rookie's ongoing recovery from a left groin strain. Nonetheless, Jaquez is at risk of missing multiple contests beyond Monday, leaving Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic and Haywood Highsmith to continue operating in enlarged roles at forward.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Out for Sunday
Jaquez (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against Orlando, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jaquez did not travel with the team, so he will officially be sidelined for a fourth consecutive contest Sunday. The rookie's next opportunity to take the court comes Wednesday against Memphis.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Officially ruled out
Jaquez (groin) won't play in Friday's game versus the Hawks, Tim Reynolds of Associated Press reports.
Jaquez will miss his third straight game Friday after being downgraded from doubtful to out with a groin strain. The rookie forward's next chance to suit up is Sunday's matchup with Orlando.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Jaime Jaquez: Doubtful for Friday
Jaquez (groin) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Hawks.
Jaquez has missed the last two games and is in danger of missing a third straight. Prior to the injury, the rookie found himself in a groove, averaging 15.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocks across 33.9 minutes in his last seven games (all starts). If Jaquez is sidelined, expect Caleb Martin, Duncan Robinson and Haywood Highsmith to all see extended minutes.... See More ... See Less
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