Dwyane Wade’s jersey exchange with Celtics guard Terry Rozier following Thursday’s game was pre-planned … in November. “Let’s [go back to] late November,” Wade said with a smile before the Heat hosted the Grizzlies on Saturday. “I wake up the next day, and I got a text at 4 in the morning from Terry Rozier. He’s like, ‘Yo, I’m going to need that jersey.’ So I go and I look at when we’re playing them, thinking we’re about to play Boston. I’m like, ‘We don’t play y’all till January.’ So he put his request in early and let me know at 4 in the morning to make sure that when we play them he needed that jersey. We have that kind of relationship.”
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January 17, 2019 | 6:43 pm EST Update
Fred Katz: Brad Beal on if it’s easier to play without John Wall: “No it’s not. It’s a lot harder.” “Me playing well or not is not based off of John. It’s not. The fact of the matter is, we don’t have John, so what am I supposed to do?” Beal called it “nonesense” he’s better w/o Wall.
Tim Bontemps: Wilson Chandler says he’s good to go for tonight’s game against the Pacers. He was a game-time decision with an upper respiratory issue.
Adam Johnson: The @nazsuns will become the Northern Arizona Rodeo Clowns for one night only on Saturday. A look at their uniforms.
January 17, 2019 | 6:01 pm EST Update
David Hardisty: Chris Paul on his rehab: “I’m doing well. Progressing, trying to get back on the court as soon as possible, continue to listen to my body. As soon as I’m able, I will be out there.” Does he have any idea when he will return? “Nope.”