Heat: All five of Miami’s starters scored in double figures. Kelly Olynyk had 10 points in his first game with the Heat and Dion Waiters had 15. бн Whiteside had 10 rebounds in the first half.
Magic: Rookie Jonathan Isaac, the No. 6 overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, converted his first NBA attempt on a put-back late in the first quarter after coming in with 3:10 to play. бн Gordon took a hard hit from Whiteside on a baseline drive late in the second quarter. Gordon remained on the floor momentarily before getting up. The play was reviewed and ruled a common foul.
Kaepernick had been linked to a handful of teams last summer, including the Ravens and Dolphins. Still, there’s been little interest in a 29-year-old quarterback who ranked 17th in the league in passer rating last fall. He’s languished as a free agent while players like Mark Sanchez and Ryan Fitzpatrick landed backup deals.
Earlier this week, his management reached out to the Tennessee Titans after starter Marcus Mariota was forced out of a blowout loss to the Texans with a hamstring strain. The franchise decided to sign Brandon Weeden, 6-19 as a starter and with a career 31:30 touchdown-to-interception ratio, instead.
Kaepernick remains a free agent in a season where players like Mike Glennon, Blake Bortles, Matt Cassel, Josh McCown, Jacoby Brissett, Brian Hoyer, and Case Keenum have all earned starts. If the league’s struggling teams reverse course and decide they need him, he’ll be ready to answer the call.