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Heat recall G Napier

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The Miami Heat recalled guard Shabazz Napier from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

Napier, in his latest stint with Sioux Falls, appeared in three games (two starts) and averaged 18.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 40.4 percent from the field, 46.7 percent from 3-point range and 91.7 percent from the foul line.

Napier has appeared in 25 games with the Heat this season, averaging 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 21.0 minutes while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from 3-point range.

Napier will rejoin the Heat for their game at Portland on Thursday night.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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