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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 14.1 5.3 42.0 2.0 0.3

Top Jamal Cain News

  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Cleared to suit up

    Cain (illness) is available for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Cain will suit up for a second straight game despite battling an illness. He didn't play in Friday's win over Washington, so his availability shouldn't impact Miami's rotation.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Still battling illness

    Cain is questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers due to illness, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Cain also carried a questionable designation into Friday's matchup with the Wizards but ultimately gained clearance to play. He'll likely be re-assessed by Miami's medical staff closer to Sunday's tipoff to determine his availability.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Available Friday

    Cain (illness) is available for Friday's game against the Wizards.

    Cain will shake off an aliment and suit up Friday. However, his presence shouldn't have much an impact for fantasy purposes, as he hasn't appeared in an NBA game since Jan. 5.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Dealing with illness

    Cain is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards due to an illness.

    Cain hasn't been part of Miami's rotation since early January, so his potential absence shouldn't impact fantasy hoops.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Returns to bench

    Cain won't start Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Tim Reynolds of Associated Press reports.

    After making his first career start Monday and playing 35 minutes, Cain will rejoin the reserves for Wednesday's tilt. His starting spot will be filled by Nikola Jovic. Despite his reserve status, Cain should still see sizeable run with the Heat shorthanded on the wings.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Making first NBA start

    Cain is starting at power forward Monday night against the Clippers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Cain is in line for the first NBA start of his career as the Heat continue to deal with injuries to Jimmy Butler (foot), Josh Richardson (back), Caleb Martin (ankle) and Haywood Highsmith (concussion). Cain is averaging 5.4 points in 13.3 minutes per contest over 18 appearances this season, but he figures to be in line for an uptick in playing time Monday night.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Cleared to play

    Cain (finger) is available for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Josh Richardson is available for the Heat, so Cain is likely to provide emergency depth Saturday. Cain has averaged 14.1 minutes across eight appearances this season.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Iffy against Chicago

    Cain is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Bulls due to a left middle finger sprain.

    Cain is a late addition to the injury report and could miss Saturday's contest due to a finger injury. However, with Josh Richardson back in the lineup after missing the last two games with a back injury, Cain is unlikely to receive significant playing time, even if available.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Called up from G League

    Cain was recalled from the G League's Sioux Fall Skyforce on Thursday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Cain has appeared in just two games with the Heat, though his second appearance resulted in eight points, five rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 28. It's possible coach Erik Spoelstra wants Cain available, as Duncan Robinson (thumb) and Bam Adebayo (hip) are questionable for Friday's matchup against the Knicks.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Not on injury report

    Cain (illness) isn't on the injury report for Friday's game against the Hawks.

    Cain was dealing with a non-COVID illness that forced him to miss Wednesday's game against Memphis, but he should be back in action a few days later. However, his availability shouldn't significantly impact Miami's rotation.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Ruled out for Wednesday

    Cain (illness) is officially out for Wednesday's game against Memphis.

    Cain joins Nikola Jovic as being out with an illness. Miami expressed optimism that Cain would rejoin the team on the upcoming four-game road trip.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Returns to practice

    Cain (illness) was able to practice Monday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Cain missed Friday's preseason game against the Rockets with an illness, but it wasn't even mentioned Monday, which is an encouraging sign. Cain had a terrific preseason and looks to be an exciting project for the Heat on his two-way deal.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Dealing with illness

    Cain won't play in Friday's preseason finale against the Rockets due to an illness, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Cain was a late scratch due to an illness, but he should return to full strength before the regular-season opener against the Pistons on Oct. 25. However, it's unclear if Cain will be able to carve out a regular rotation role to begin the 2023-24 campaign despite some encouraging performances during preseason action.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Starting against Nets

    Cain is part of the starting five for Wednesday's preseason game against Brooklyn, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Cain will get another preseason start Wednesday, capitalizing on the absences of many key Heat players. In his only other start this preseason, he logged 24 points and 10 rebounds across 27 minutes.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Lifts bench in preseason win

    Cain tallied 14 points (6-9 FT, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal over 25 minutes during Sunday's 132-124 preseason win over Memphis.

    Cain continued his strong preseason performance in Sunday's win over Memphis, leading the Heat bench in scoring while hauling in a team-high-tying rebound total in the victory. Over his last two preseason contests. Cain has averaged 19.0 points and 8.5 rebounds off the Miami bench.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Scores team-high 24 points

    Cain had 24 points (9-14 FG, 6-8 3Pt), 10 rebounds and an assist across 27 minutes in Friday's 120-104 preseason loss to the Spurs.

    Cain carried the Heat offensively in this one and made the most of his opportunity while the coaching staff decided to rest most of the regular starters. Cain is playing on a two-way deal and is likely to begin the 2023-24 season in the G League, though he could occasionally see time with the Heat.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Moves into starting lineup

    Cain will start Friday's preseason game against the Spurs, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    The Heat have 10 players ruled out for the exhibition, including all of their regular starters. Cain will be joined by Dru Smith, Duncan Robinson, Haywood Highsmith and Thomas Bryant in the first unit Friday.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Staying in Miami

    Cain signed his qualifying offer Friday and will return to the Heat on a two-way contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After going undrafted last year, Cain split time between the NBA and G League during his rookie season. The 6-foot-7 wing averaged 5.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.3 minutes across 18 appearances for the Heat in 2022-23 and was a standout player for Miami during the 2023 Summer League.

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  • Heat's Jamal Cain: Pours in 24 points

    Cain notched 24 points (10-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes during Thursday's 91-72 Summer League win over the Bucks.

    Cain has made a strong case for a training camp invite this summer. Coming into Thursday, Cain was averaging 15.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.7 three-pointers in three appearances. He was on a two-way contract with Miami in 2022-23, averaging 13.3 minutes in 18 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Pontiac, MI
Age: 24
School: Oakland
Experience: 1