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This group includes Jarvis Varnado, Mickell Gladness, Terrel Harris, Garrett Temple and Justin Hamilton.
I included all of them in the same group and put them at 50 percent because there’s just no way to tell what their status will be for the upcoming season.
Varnado and Hamilton have never played in an NBA game, and Gladness, Harris and Temple have combined for 99 games and 12 starts in their respective careers.
Temple spent last year playing in Italy and only played in 24 games in 2011 as he bounced around to three different teams.
Gladness was cut by the Heat in February last year before signing with the Warriors for the remainder of the season. He wasn’t brought back until a couple weeks ago when Miami signed him as a free agent.
Harris graduated from Oklahoma State in 2009 and spent his time in the D-League and Europe until the Heat signed him in December 2011. The only playing time he saw was in garbage time.
Bottom line, none of these guys have enough NBA experience to place a firm percentage on their chances of health. Most likely, none of them will even make the final 15-man roster. At that point, the chances of them staying healthy are irrelevant.