Report: Miami Heat seeking backcourt help with ailing Wade

Dec 1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) dribbles the ball as Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson (9) defends in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 99-98. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN is reporting that, as Dwyane Wade continues to miss a numerous number of games as he manages his knee issues, the Miami Heat will be seeking some backcourt help, possibly via trade.


The Heat (14-5) have a glut of big men and have been looking into trading one for a guard, or to clear a roster spot so they can sign a player later. Center-forward Joel Anthony, who has played in just five games this season, is one of the players who may be available.

Wade is still recovering from offseason procedures on his knees and is not currently playing in back-to-back games. Last month, after Wade did play in a back-to-back, knee soreness caused him to miss the next two games. Wade also missed Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons with knee soreness.

The Heat are 2-3 without Wade this season, and the past two seasons, they have gone 25-5 without him. It’s obvious that the addition of Roger Mason Jr. is really not working right now. He’s not filing that role as well as Mike Miller did last season. Which is probably why the Heat are looking elsewhere, reportedly.

I’m not sure what kind of player Joel Anthony will draw, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to gauge.


Topics: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumors

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