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April 3, 2015 Updates

Jason Lieser: Wade seems mildly optimistic about playing Saturday: “I’ll do treatment around the clock and see if it gets a little better. We’ll see." Twitter @PBPjasonlieser

Dwyane Wade said his bruised left knee, which happened when he fell and banged his knee against the floor, “could have been worse. I knew I was in trouble on my way down.” Wade, who left for good when the injury occurred in the second quarter, wasn’t sure about his availability for Saturday’s game in Detroit. “We will see when Saturday comes. Hopefully it gets better.” He said on Instagram after the game: “God is good because it could have been a lot worst. I pray that I can join my team at some point on this road trip because we are still in this playoff hunt. Keep believing...” Miami Herald

April 2, 2015 Updates

It could be Bryant’s final season, and the franchise does not want to send him off with yet another rebuilding year, though that might be in the best long-term interest of the team. Assuming the Lakers stay in win-soon mode, it is a safe bet that they will go hard after the two top point guards on the market, with Bryant’s pal Rajon Rondo at the head of the list and Goran Dragic behind him. Sporting News

Do you think teams will target Whiteside’s hand injury? “That’s going to happen in pretty much any opponent you’re facing, whether it’s basketball or MMA or boxing. Or water polo. Or tennis. You try to go after that injury.” Have you played water polo before, Chris? “Marco Polo? Yeah, I’ve played Marco Polo.” No, water polo. “Marco Polo?” You said water polo. I’m asking if you have ever played water polo. “It sounds like you’re saying Marco Polo.” Palm Beach Post

April 1, 2015 Updates

The Miami HEAT announced today that guard Shabazz Napier underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Edelman at Doctors Hospital in Miami this morning. NBA.com

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There is no timetable for Whiteside's return, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the team's center likely would be back for the playoffs. The injury currently is too painful for Whiteside to catch a basketball, according to Spoelstra. Miami Herald

Walker, 18 at the time and now 27, was playing in an AAU tournament when his cousin Edrick called and asked if he wanted to attend Edrick’s 18th birthday party that night, about 45 minutes away. Walker declined because he thought basketball needed to be the priority that day. The next morning, Walker learned Edrick, a friend and two others were killed overnight in a quadruple homicide on the streets of Huntington. “It was a sign that basketball saved my life,” Walker said. “I think about it every day. Just looking at my daughter, I think this wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t been playing basketball.” Miami Herald



Many players from the current squad in the list – including the two guys at the top.


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