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Dwyane Wade out for third straight game Tuesday for Heat

Jan 21, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

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When Dwyane Wade has played this season he has played well — 18.9 points a game with a True Shooting percentage of 58 percent, plus he gets almost five rebounds and five assists a game. He deserves to be an All-Star (you fans are voting him in as a starter).

But he’s missed about a quarter of the Heat’s games this season as they are on a preventative maintenance plan with his knees (looking ahead to the postseason).

Wade is out again Tuesday night as the Heat take on the Celtics. This is his third straight game out, having also sat out Monday in the Heat’s loss to the Hawks.

Ray Allen gets the start for Miami, which is 5-6 in games Wade sits.

  1. miamiheatdynasty - Jan 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Dwades maintenance plan will play a big part in LBJ’s future.

    • money2long - Jan 21, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      this is interesting.
      someone tell me if anti thinks d-wade is “tough” based on his “logic”

    • trueballs - Jan 21, 2014 at 9:51 PM

      If Wade opts out and takes less money I think LBJ can live with it. Wade still comes up huge in key playoff moments, but the Heat need money for a decent backup for all the games Wade is out.

  2. simonwelds - Jan 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Theres no way the “maintence plan” is a year to year program… when lebron sent dwade that bday note I think the media took it the wrong way. I think wade will retire after this year with an injury settlement. lebron will stay and reload with another top flight player….

    • money2long - Jan 21, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      if wade retires after this yr, which he will not, all bets are off for lebron being committed to miami. especially if he can be signed and plugged in somewhere with another star. that’s not to say he’d definitely be out the door. the fact of no wade around will just leave lebron more open to exploring his options.

  3. ProBasketballPundit - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    The strange thing is there’s a chance the Heat have their healthiest team in the playoffs since 2010… if this plan works and keeps Wade fresh.

    • money2long - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      i hope so.
      i like to see people at their best going up against the opposition at its best.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:21 PM

        Ditto. Even when a playoff series goes 7 games like Brooklyn/Chicago last season; it’s not the same when you know who you’re NOT seeing in game 7.

      • aboogy123456 - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:49 AM

        what about the regular season? True ballers want to play basketball, so play basketball, wade. Despite what everyone says, there is more to the game than just championships. Great players want to play competitively every night, and most fans like me can’t even afford to go to the playoff games and have to watch a lot of regular season games. These guys just want the legacy of the championships but don’t have the heart of champions.

  4. shuttaman1990 - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    looking like larry holmes flabby and sick.
    Time to sign his flabby and sick papers.
    no wade=no 3 peat.

  5. daddyb1gdrawz - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    There is no way Dwade opts out of his contract. Who in their right mind will give him what he is making currently? It is plausible he opts out so the Heat has more financial flexibility but I doubt it.

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