Heat point guard Shabazz Napier will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury that has down graded his play as of late. Napier underwent surgery for the Sports Hernia earlier this morning at a hospital in Miami. Napier was the Heat’s 1st round pick in which they made a trade to the Charlotte Hornets for Napier.
Napier is the 3rd Heat player to go down with a season ending injury, as he now joins Josh McRoberts and Chris Bosh. McRoberts underwent surgery on his knee while Bosh had a blood clot in his lung. Napier averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 51 games with 10 starts for the Heat this season. Napier previously had a stretch of games where he scored in double figures between November 16th through the 25th. The streak lasted six games, and is the longest streak by a Heat rookie since Micheal Beasley did in 2009.
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