HEAT Activate Christian Laettner

MIAMI, Feb. 26 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have activated Christian Laettner from the injured list and placed Steve Smith on the injured list with a lower back strain.

Laettner has appeared in 32 games for the HEAT so far this season, averaging 5.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. He was placed on the injured list on February 3, 2005 with left foot plantar fasciitis.

Smith was obtained in a trade on February 24th that sent Malik Allen to the Charlotte Bobcats. In 37 games with Charlotte this season, he has averaged 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.2 minutes per game.