Dwyane Wade hasn't worn his compression sleeve for two straight games. Why? I have no idea but I could guess. It probably has something to do with trying to break out of his shooting slump. I realize that makes no logical sense.
We won't know for certain until about 20 minutes before tipoff on Thursday, of course, but Erik Spoelstra has two main options here. The first is the more traditional play, moving Chris Bosh to power forward and inserting Udonis Haslem into the lineup at center. The second option is more likely: Move LeBron James to power forward and start Mike Miller at the three.
The additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis has, without question, made the Heat a better team. Both players are shooting over 52 percent from three-point range and Allen's late-game moxy has already accounted for two victories in the Heat's first 13 games. Beyond the offseason moves, the team is playing unselfish and confident basketball. All that pressure last season to win a title is gone. Statistically, the Heat leads the league in points per game (104.8), field-goal percentage (.494) and three-point field-goal percentage (.432). The Heat was the first Eastern Conference team to 10 wins and hasn't lost at home.
Sad, sad, sad. But since so little is understood about mental illness, and doctors really have no idea how to properly treat it, then I'm not expecting the general public to feel very sorry for the guy. No, I don't think he'll play this season, if ever.