Heat forward Udonis Haslem made sandwiches at the grand opening of his Subway in Hollywood’s Oakwood Plaza on Thursday.

It’s strange to think that might be the most action Heat fans see from Haslem this week.

The Miami-born-and-raised forward, who epitomizes the work ethic, defense and toughness for which the Heat franchise is known once you get past the superstar sheen, didn’t play Tuesday in Indiana. Haslem might play Saturday night at home against Cleveland. If he does, there’s no guarantee his minutes will edge into double digits. In his 12 appearances this season, Haslem has played less than 10 minutes six times.

“Going from starting [59 of 79 games played in 2012-13] to not playing at all is two extremes,” Haslem said. “I continue to support my teammates. I work hard every day and wait for my opportunity to come back around again.”

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that will happen.

“He’ll find his way back in there,” Spoelstra said. “We have a deep team. Everybody’s had to sacrifice. Everybody’s had to take on a different role than they would typically like to be a part of this team. And virtually everybody has been in a similar situation as U.D. right now. He understands what this team is built for. Our versatility is a big strength. He also knows he has to be ready because his number will be called upon.”

Round One of the season-long fight with Indiana to rule the Eastern Conference all but begged for a Haslem to be a guest star Tuesday. A game of bumps and boards with a rough, rowdy bunch bringing attitude … that doesn’t just summon Haslem, it subpoenas him. Especially with Michael Beasley, a forward who serves a different role but does take up a rotation spot, down with a strained hamstring.