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Dwyane Wade out vs. Pistons due to knee soreness

Dec 3, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

Dwyane Wade AP

Dwyane Wade is inactive for the Heat’s home contest on Tuesday against the Pistons.

“He was a little bit sore after last game,” Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said, “so we’ve been working with him and decided that tonight probably would be good to rest.”

Miami is obviously taking the cautious approach in regard to Wade, keeping in mind the team’s goal of returning to the Finals for a fourth straight season, while remembering just how much trouble that knee gave Wade last June against the Spurs throughout a tough seven game series.

The Heat are off to a 14-3 start, and are currently riding a 10-game winning streak. James Jones will start against the Pistons in Wade’s absence. It’s the fourth game Wade has missed this season.

  1. 00maltliquor - Dec 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Come July 10th LeBron…just slide out the backdoor homie real quietly. No one will notice, I’ll have the getaway car running.

  2. dirtydavis - Dec 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Some people believe Dwade deserves the “Kobe Contract”.. Pffft GTFOH

  3. losanginsight - Dec 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    LBJ’s comment about Wade getting Kobe money was either a joke or maybe LBJ understood what Kobe was talking about. I’m thinking it was a joke since LBJ may take less money than he is worth again this off season if he decides not to play in his home town. Bosh seems like an intelligent person that will take the max in Dallas from a billionaire owner. Wade will be left alone in Mia and Pat will have no other choice than to pay Wade. Wade should be smart enough to know that his knees will only last another 3 seasons and he should take all the money he can get. By the time wade is Kobe’s age he will have both knees replaced. Kobe has the mind and intelligence of an owner, as does MJ. Kobe understands we live in a capitalist society and owners would pay the players pennies if they could get away with it, while they make millions off them. Baseball players seem to understand the way they should be payed. They take the most money possible from the owners and let the GM worry about putting together a team. LBJ was desperate to win a ring so he took less money to win one. He has his ring now. Mia will be left holding the bag this time around. The owners are trying to program the players to think they need to take less money if they want to win. Kobe has 5 rings and has another 2 years to get a sixth while being the highest paid athlete in his sport.

  4. DonRSD - Dec 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    James Jones – it’s about time Spo is playing him.
    He can spread the floor.

    LETS GO HEAT!!!

  5. weaselpuppy - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    well, that was what you get when a better team decides to coast during the regular season…

    Even though Drummond had foul trouble, no one on Miami could handle him.

  6. jeromepc01 - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    $20 million a season for him to play every other game. I guess that’s still better than $18 million a season for Derrick Rose to never play at all.

  7. thetruthcampaign - Dec 4, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    How’d that work out?

  8. losanginsight - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    LBJ’s comment about Wade getting Kobe money was either a joke or maybe LBJ understood what Kobe was talking about. I’m thinking it was a joke since LBJ may take less money than he is worth again this off season if he decides not to play in his home town. Bosh seems like an intelligent person that will take the max in Dallas from a billionaire owner. Wade will be left alone in Mia and Pat will have no other choice than to pay Wade. Wade should be smart enough to know that his knees will only last another 3 seasons and he should take all the money he can get. By the time wade is Kobe’s age he will have both knees replaced. Kobe has the mind and intelligence of an owner, as does MJ. Kobe understands we live in a capitalist society and owners would pay the players pennies if they could get away with it, while they make millions off them. Baseball players seem to understand the way they should be payed. They take the most money possible from the owners and let the GM worry about putting together a team. LBJ was desperate to win a ring so he took less money to win one. He has his ring now. Mia will be left holding the bag this time around. The owners are trying to program the players to think they need to take less money if they want to win. Kobe has 5 rings and has another 2 years to get a sixth while being the highest paid athlete in his sport.

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      Baseball does not have a salary cap. There is a luxury tax but not one that bothers the big spenders.

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