Dwyane Wade has missed 5 games this season – so far. The team has taken to a policy where Wade will not play in back to back games in order to rest his knees a bit and have him healthy for the duration of the marathon NBA season. With 6 back to back games scheduled over the next 6 weeks, the Heat will need to find a solution.
Currently, Erik Spoelstra has tried a combination of Ray Allen, James Jones, and Roger Mason, Jr. to replace Wade in the starting lineup.
But there are reports that the champs are looking for help and may be interested in shipping off some front court depth for a guard. ESPN is reporting this, but speculation about what trade targets are being explored have not been cited at this time. It is clear that Wade’s knee health is a concern and when it comes time for the playoffs, the Heat will surely be more willing to roll the dice on their policy but getting there they will need to exercise caution. Landing a guard to help may prove critical to prolonging Wade’s season, and possibly his career.