Wayne Simien getting attention in Miami

I was worried a month ago that Wayne might not make the Heat's roster, and at a minimum I thought he wouldn't get much PT, but I should have known that the ever-dependable Dub would make his presence known:

Simien's real NBA induction came Wednesday vs. Indiana, when he replaced Alonzo Mourning in the first half at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Simien made an immediate impact, scoring all nine of his points in the first half and helping the Heat take a lead into the break.

''The thing I like the most with Wayne is he's in his first real meaningful stretch in an NBA game, it's against a very good team on the road, and he didn't look the least bit fazed,'' coach Stan Van Gundy said. ``It looked like he's been doing this his whole life. He gave us a great lift in that first half.'

A little more here at the Miami Herald.

Ethan Skolnick, who writes for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, adds, "But if anything caught my eye again, it was Wayne Simien. He just knows how to play. Not only hit both his shots and grabbed a couple of defensive rebounds, but drew a fourth quarter charge."

Keep it up Wayne.

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