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Anthony Chiang: Dwyane Wade will be available to play tonight, for those asking.
Anthony Chiang: Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) and Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) out for tonight’s game vs. Thunder. Dwyane Wade (right hip bruise) probable.
Tim Reynolds: Dwyane Wade will play tonight. He was listed as questionable.
Ira Winderman: NBA’s 5:30 p.m. injury report lists Dwyane Wade as questionable for Friday vs. visiting Bucks due to a bruised right elbow.
Shandel Richardson: Dwyane Wade will play
Anthony Chiang: Dwyane Wade has been upgraded to available for tonight’s game vs. Warriors. The next question is which Warriors player will he exchange jerseys with?
Anthony Chiang: Dwyane Wade is sore after last night’s fall. But he’s hopeful to play tomorrow vs. Warriors.
Wade landed awkwardly while going for a rebound with 15 seconds left in the first quarter. Wade’s head bounced off the floor and he immediately grabbed the back of his head, and then rolled onto his stomach, where he lay while being checked by a team trainer. Wade was eventually helped to his feet and walked off the court. He was examined by a team trainer and was checked for a possible concussion before returning with 4:35 remaining in the first half.
Dwyane Wade: Scary fall tonite but by the grace of God I’ll be okay. I’ll be alil stiff and sore for a few days I’m sure. On the bright side because i can’t jump as high anymore the fall wasn’t the far to the floor 😂
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra said he expects Dwyane Wade will play tonight.
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra is hopeful Dwyane Wade will play tonight.
Anthony Chiang: Dwyane Wade is out tonight. Tyler Johnson will attempt to play.
Tim Reynolds: Spo says it’s mostly a maintenance thing with Dwyane.
Ira Winderman: The Heat are listing Dwyane Wade as questionable for Wednesday against the visiting Bulls due to right knee soreness.
Joe Vardon: Dwyane Wade (illness) will not play for the Heat against Cleveland; Dion Waiters is active for the first time this season
Ira Winderman: So Wade upgraded from questionable to available and Tyler Johnson from probable to available. Dragic again out.
Anthony Chiang: Heat has ruled out Goran Dragic for Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Also on latest injury report: Dwyane Wade (general soreness) — Questionable Tyler Johnson (left hip contusion) — Probable Dion Waiters (left ankle surgery) — Out
Shandel Richardson: Dwyane Wade will not play tonight because of general soreness
Ira Winderman: Per @DavidFurones_ at Heat practice today: Dragic (foot) did not practice today. Spoelstra said he is expected to participate in shootaround tomorrow in Atlanta. Wade didn’t practice, with headache. Neither did Tyler Johnson (dehydration). Both expected to play.
Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and James Johnson all will return to the Heat (43-36) lineup tonight against the Knicks (27-51) after each took off Wednesday in Atlanta to rest various ailments. Many believe the Heat would be better trying to fall out of the sixth spot and slip to seventh where they would face Boston, which will be be without All-Star Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. But not the Heat. “We still have something to play for,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s why everybody is playing tonight.”
Manny Navarro: Goran Dragic (ankle), Dwyane Wade (wrist) and James Johnson (ankle) are all out tonight Spoelstra says. Everyone else playing for #Heat
Manny Navarro: Spo said guys were playing through injuries before. Right now Spo says this is a good time to get guys to full health.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says Whiteside, Adebayo, Wade and Tyler Johnson will all play.
Ira Winderman: Heat are again listing Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside as out for Wednesday’s game against the Knicks: Wade (Mild Left Hamstring Strain) – Out. Whiteside (Left Hip Pain) – Out.
Amid the ongoing struggles of the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets, the Heat have faced little pressure when it has come to maintaining a final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But Spoelstra stressed it is the medial reports, and not the standings, that are influencing the approaches with Wade and Whiteside.
“No, there’s not that kind of caution,” he said of having his players healthy for the playoffs, which open April 14. “There’s only health caution. We’re not going to bring them back until they’re ready to come back. We can’t look at it as other teams are looking at it, ‘That we’re going to make sure we’re ready for the postseason.’ That is not how it’s going to be for us — it’s go time. And both of those guys know that. They’ve been very committed and diligent behind the scenes to working. But we have to do it smart, intelligently.”
Manny Navarro: #Heat still listing Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade as out tomorrow versus the #Kings
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra on Wade and Whiteside: “They’re not playing tonight. That’s all I know. We’re playing it day by day. Nothing like being in the present moment.”
Dwyane Wade is back with the Cavaliers after missing the last two games to mourn the death of his agent and close friend Henry Thomas. But the aging star is also dealing with a previously undisclosed left shoulder issue that probably won’t keep him out of tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons, but could impact his availability for Wednesday’s game against Miami.
“He’s going to play tonight,” Lue said. “He said his shoulder feels pretty good, worked out good yesterday, working on it now, so just gotta see how he responds tonight but the plan is he’s going to play.” Wade said “sometimes it gets hit and doesn’t feel as great,” but “I’ve had a couple days off, it feels a lot better.”
Dwyane Wade is likely to rejoin the Cavaliers Tuesday in Detroit, Lue said. Wade will have missed two games because of the death of his agent and father figure Henry Thomas, including Sunday’s home game against the Pistons.
Mike Trudell: Cavs coach Ty Lue said Dwyane Wade is available to play tonight (he missed Cleveland’s last game with knee soreness).
Joe Vardon: Looks like Dwyane Wade did shootaround today
Dave McMenamin: Ty Lue says that Dwyane Wade is out tonight with left knee soreness. Kevin Love (left hip) and Tristan Thompson (left calf) are going to play. Thompson is on an undisclosed minutes restriction. Lue said he will use LeBron James at point guard with the second unit.
Lue said Dwyane Wade (left knee bruise) will play, and LeBron James will again serve as the Cavs’ point guard.
But they finished with 17 turnovers that led to 23 Nets points and had too many defensive breakdowns. At least Wade’s elbow fared well. Both Hoiberg and Wade said the plan is to increase his workload over the final two games. “Elbow felt cool, just trying to get my wind and legs back,” Wade said. Wade admitted to rust. “First half, I was trying to read the game,” he said. “Haven’t played with my teammates in a while. Second half, tried to be more aggressive.”
Nick Friedell: Hoiberg says Wade will play and will start. Expected to play about 20 minutes today.
Vincent Goodwill: Butler on Wade returning Saturday: “I’m stoked to have my guy back, let him get out there, get in a rhythm, and do what he’s done for years”
Vincent Goodwill: Sources: Dwyane Wade plans to return from right elbow injury Saturday vs Brooklyn Nets. Story to come on @CSNChicago
After initially being ruled out for the rest of the regular season because of a fractured right elbow, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade may return in the next few days as he continues to progress well during his rehab.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg ruled Wade out of Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, but he did not close the door on the 14-year veteran returning for Saturday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets if there is no soreness in his elbow.
Wade declined comment after practice, but Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler liked what he saw. “I see him out there playing basketball,” Butler said. “It’s good to see him out there, obviously. But I just want him to come back whenever he knows he can go 100 percent, not hold back.”
Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is ‘making progress’ in his rehab of a fractured right elbow. Wade, who was ruled out for the regular season after suffering the injury in a March 15 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, has started working out a little harder in recent days as he tries to make his way back to the floor. “He’s doing a lot,” Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said after Tuesday’s shootaround. “As far as shooting, there’s no restrictions right now getting out there. Still not doing much contact. But he is ramping up activity, doing more and more every day. The biggest thing right now is to keep his conditioning and keep his wind, and if he is able to come back at some point this season he’s not skipping a beat there.”
Nick Friedell: Dwyane Wade is doing a little more in practice as he recovers from a fractured elbow. Bulls taking a “wait and see” approach as far as Wade’s potential return this year goes. Wade politely declined comment after shootaround, but Bulls seem encouraged by how his rehab is coming along.
Vincent Goodwill: Dwyane Wade, on the floor, getting some light shooting in with assistant coach Jim Boylen. Elbow has a sleeve on it
Butler, the Bulls lone All-Star and leading scorer, now is taking it upon himself to make sure Wade’s season is not done. “Yeah, he actually does say that: ‘Get us to the playoffs, because I’ll be able to come back, and I can play,’’’ Butler said. “So that’s my goal right now. Go out there and be the killer to take us to these wins.’’
Dwyane Wade: I’ve been trained to keep going, even when it’s hard. When it hurts. When it sucks. When I don’t want to. I LOOK PAST IT. Relentless forward progress to the finish. Call it what you want: Stubbornness, Endurance, Determination, Guts. DEEP DOWN, I don’t know how to give up!!! #imastrongmofo
When Miami’s players and coaches heard the news, they were crushed because that injured player is former Heat star Dwyane Wade. “I hope I’m hearing the news wrong,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who made the jump from an assistant coach to a head coach during Wade’s 13 seasons in Miami.
“That’s heartbreaking,” Spoelstra said. “I don’t even know what to say. Even as competitors and we’re battling right with Chicago, you want to see everybody out there right now. You don’t want to see anybody get hurt. I know how much this game means to Dwyane. I’m going to reach out to him.”
Alysha Tsuji: Dwyane Wade: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and I’m a strong mofo … Bless up.” pic.twitter.com/4MCjrWKqnr
For a moment at Thursday’s Miami Heat practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, it was as if Dwyane Wade was a teammate again. Because in the wake of the elbow injury that will keep the Chicago Bulls guard out for at least the balance of the regular season, he was in just about everyone’s thoughts. “That’s heartbreaking,” coach Erik Spoelstra said shortly after the Bulls announced Wade would be out for the rest of the regular season with a small fracture and sprain of his right elbow. “I don’t know what to say. Even as competitors — and we’re battling right with Chicago — you want to see everybody out there right now. You don’t want to see anybody getting hurt. I know how much this game means to Dwyane. I’m going to reach out to him.
The results of the MRI showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. Wade will be out the remainder of the regular season.
Nick Friedell: Wade on the injury: “It sucks. It’s unfortunate.”
Nick Friedell: Wade said if he’s cleared he will come back for the playoffs.
Jared Dudley: Wow! Prayers for @DwyaneWade on a speedy recovery!
Wade exited with 8 minutes, 35 seconds remaining after getting tangled up with Zach Randolph on a rebound and spraining his right elbow. He wore a sling afterward and will undergo an MRI exam Thursday morning.
Chuck Garfien: Wade has his right arm in a sling. He’s not sure how long he’ll be out. He’s never had this injury before. MRI tomorrow.
Mike McGraw: Today’s recap: Wade (illness, wrist) is not at arena. Butler & Mirotic expected to play; Zipser (ankle) out. #Bulls
Wade had an MRI on Monday and Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he would have a clearer explanation for those results before Tuesday’s game, but didn’t sound too concerned and said there was a chance Wade would play on Thursday against the Boston Celtics. “No long-term damage,” Hoiberg said of Wade’s MRI.
Nick Friedell: Dwyane Wade’s wrist x-rays came back negative. No fractures.
KC Johnson: Bulls list Wade as probable w/ right wrist contusion, Butler as questionable w/ right heel contusion and Zipser doubtful vs. Wolves.
Vincent Goodwill: Dwyane Wade is at shootaround and will play vs. Suns. Not 100 percent but says he feels well enough to go
Vincent Goodwill: Dwayne Wade is out tonight. “He’s at the hotel tonight,” Hoiberg said. Paul Zipser will start
Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will not play Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of what coach Fred Hoiberg called “a little bit of swelling” in his left knee. Hoiberg said Wade’s discomfort started after Saturday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
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July 23, 2019 | 9:41 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Undrafted Boston College guard Ky Bowman has signed a two-way NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The N.B.A. has begun an investigation into how teams handled free agency this summer, focusing on whether improper inducements were offered to players to circumvent the salary cap, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
The issue was raised by multiple team owners at a meeting of the league’s board of governors this month in Las Vegas, according to the person, who requested anonymity because of a lack of authorization to speak publicly on the subject.
It is unclear what the scope of the investigation is, or whether the league, which declined to comment, is acting on information other than reports in the news media. The investigation follows one of the most tumultuous off-seasons in N.B.A. history, with many high-profile players switching teams. The N.B.A. is also exploring whether it needs to change its rules against tampering. Several players committed to signing with a team as soon as free agency negotiations officially opened at 6 p.m. on June 30 — even though teams were not allowed to begin recruiting before then. League rules prohibit players, coaches and front office executives from enticing an athlete under contract with another team to come play for their franchise.
Kyle Ratke: Jordan Bell said he thinks he’ll be able to show more of his versatility & skillset in Minnesota. Per 36 minutes in his two-year career, Bell has averaged 10.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.4 BPG & 1.2 SPG
July 23, 2019 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Dane Moore: Asked Ryan Saunders today about Robert Covington starting at the 4. Saunders said “there is a strong possibility of that.” Saunders also said, “I have liked Andrew Wiggins playing the 2.” Sounds like the other wing spot is up for grabs — w/ Layman and Culver as frontrunners.
Dane Moore: Today, when Ryan Saunders was asked what his biggest focus for Andrew Wiggins is this summer, he nodded to the shot chart below and said: “Shot selection. Shot values. I think that’s really important. And it’s not something that’s just a suggestion in the NBA anymore.” pic.twitter.com/uaJoPuqJ9f