Avery Bradley
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After an eight-game absence, Avery Bradley will return to the Miami Heat’s lineup. The veteran guard cleared league’s health and safety protocol, the team announced Wednesday.

The league’s protocols have hit the Miami team hard, with several players missing a big portion of the previous weeks action due to COVID-19 related issues.

Since the start of the new season, the Heat have dropped six of their last eight contests and split theri first eight games. Tyler Herro is also out with a neck injury.

At the same time, Goran Dragic will also sit out due to a groin issue. The veteran guard from Slovenia missed the last two games of his team because of the NBA’s protocols.