MIAMI (AP) -Heat forward Udonis Haslem had season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his left ankle Friday, becoming the fourth Miami player to be officially shut down for the season because of an injury.
Haslem will be in a walking boot and on crutches before beginning rehabilitation, and the team expects he'll be able to resume basketball activity in about two months. Haslem, a Miami native and the Heat captain, averaged 12 points and nine rebounds in 49 games this season.
Miami had already lost All-Star guard Dwyane Wade, forward Dorell Wright and center Alonzo Mourning for the season, all with various knee injuries, and was reduced to playing with seven healthy players at Toronto on Wednesday - when the Heat lost 96-54 in the worst offensive showing in franchise history.
To help alleviate the roster woes, the Heat signed forward Stephane Lasme and guard Blake Ahearn to a 10-day contracts Friday. Lasme averaged 10.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in 37 games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. Ahearn averaged 19 points in the NBDL this season for the Dakota Wizards.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Celtics improving Finals odds The Boston Celtics are showing signs that they want to be in the hunt to win the NBA Finals next season. Do oddsmakers feel the Celtics are...
Thumbnail Warriors re-sign Curry, Iguodala The Golden State Warriors are committed to keeping their championship team together. The team re-signed a number of players last week to improve their odds to...
Thumbnail Paul George joins the Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunderwon the Paul Georgesweepstakes last week. How has this impacted the team’s ability to win the NBA...
Thumbnail Rockets improve Finals odds After making a big splash this week, are the Houston Rockets making a push to win the 2018 NBA Finals?
Thumbnail Updated NBA Finals Odds After a busy week with the NBA Draft taking place, which team improved their odds to win the 2018 NBA Finals?

NBA Team Pages