The Miami Heat are taking a cautious approach with All-Star guard Dwyane Wade and understandably so given his past injury problems.
Wade, who has been dealing with knee issues for the past few seasons was monitored extra close by the Heat medical staff this past offseason, who felt reducing his playing time would be a benefit to both him and the club.
Now according to the South Florida Sentential, Wade may not play in back-to-back games until December:
The Heat do not play another set of back-to-back games until Nov. 15 at home against the Dallas Mavericks and then Nov. 16 on the road against the Charlotte Bobcats. In fact, with the Bobcats and equally-dismal Orlando Magic the opponents on the second nights of the next two back-to-back sets, it is possible Wade does not play games on consecutive nights until December, if not later.
Of course, thanks to some scheduling perks, the Heat only have a limited number of back-to-back contests before January, so the extra downtime will only be a benefit for Wade’s sore knees.