Wade will sit out Saturday's game against the Mavericks for rest, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. The Bulls revealed their plan to rest Wade for Saturday's game prior to Friday's 111-105 win over the Cavaliers. With that in mind, coach Fred Hoiberg handed Wade a hefty workload Friday, and the veteran contributed 24 points (11-23 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals across 37 minutes. Isaiah Canaan is the leading candidate to enter the starting five in Wade's stead and should benefit from an uptick in playing time.
Wade will play in Friday's game against the Cavaliers but will not play Saturday against the Mavericks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wade figures to play a full compliment of minutes Friday, particularly taking on former teammate LeBron James, but he will not even travel Saturday for the second game of a back-to-back set as the Bulls look to keep him fresh long-term. Nikola Mirotic started the last game Wade was rested in, making him the favorite to take Wade's place in the lineup for Saturday's contest.
Wade (mouth) will play in Wednesday's outing versus the Lakers, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports. Wade recently had a procedure performed to remove a tooth and despite missing shootaround earlier in the day, he's now been cleared to take the court against the Lakers on Wednesday. Look for him to resume his normal role in the starting lineup and he's not expected to see any restrictions on his playing time. Wade has picked up his play of late, averaging 24.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals across 32.0 minutes over his last two games.
Wade (mouth) was not present at the Bulls' morning shootaround, but remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports. Wade had a tooth extracted recently and is likely dealing with some pain and swelling. His absence from shootaround doesn't bode well for his eventual availability, but he'll continue to receive treatment throughout the day with the hope that he can be cleared. He'll likely go through pregame warmups before giving a final word on his status, but if he's unable to take the court, Jimmy Butler would likely take on more of the offensive workload, while guys like Isaiah Canaan and Denzel Valentine could see additional minutes.
Wade is considered a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers after having a tooth extracted Tuesday, Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports. Wade sustained a fracture to one of his front teeth and underwent a dental procedure Tuesday to correct the issue. He's presumably dealing with some swelling and discomfort as of Wednesday morning, so the veteran will wait until closer to game-time to make a call on his status. If Wade is limited or unable to go, rookie Denzel Valentine would be in line for increased minutes.
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