Breaking Down the Miami Heat's Backup Plan If Dwyane Wade's Injury Holds Him Out

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Breaking Down the Miami Heat's Backup Plan If Dwyane Wade's Injury Holds Him Out
Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Though the Miami Heat have gone 2-2 on their current road trip, star guard Dwyane Wade has not been himself. The eight-time All Star has been fighting a sore ankle and only has 33 points in his last three games. To add insult to injury, he has only shot 30 percent from the field over that stretch.

Though the Heat are a great team and have enough talent to get by without Wade, he is still the unquestioned leader of the team and is a tremendous loss in the lineup. Still, one has to wonder if Miami would be better off if he rested for the remainder of the road trip.

Keep in mind, the Heat just lost to the Los Angeles Clippers and have games against tough young teams in the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns before they head back to South Beach.

Given the approaches of those two squads, plus Miami's next few games (Milwaukee, Cleveland, San Antonio), head coach Erik Spoelstra should continue a few slight adjustments just in case Wade's injury turns out to be one of the mid to long-term variety.

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