Wade's recent MRI on his elbow revealed a small fracture and he's been ruled out for the rest of the regular season, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wade took a hard fall during Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies and after undergoing additional testing, he's officially dealing with a fracture. He's been ruled out for the rest of the regular season, although if the Bulls do end up making the playoffs, there's a very small chance Wade could potentially push for a return. More likely, however, Wade's season is over and considering he's got a $23.8 million player option for the 2017-18 season, there's a chance his time in Chicago could also be coming to a close. He has no immediate plans to announce his intentions for next season, but with Wade officially out for the foreseeable future, look for the Bulls to rely more heavily on Jimmy Butler, while guys like Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser should see an uptick in minutes on the wing. Wade is not expected to need surgery on the elbow.
Wade suffered a sprained elbow in Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, and is expected to undergo an MRI Thursday. Wade was forced to leave after just 23 minutes in Wednesday's game. He had tallied eight points (3-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, four assists and two turnovers before leaving. Wade's status for Friday's game against the Wizards will likely depend on his MRI results Thursday. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information.
Wade suffered a right elbow injury in Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies and won't return, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wade played 23 minutes before suffering the injury, finishing with eight points (3-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, four assists and two turnovers. He'll likely have additional tests performed after the game, so another update should be provided in the near future. The Heat matchup with the Wizards on Friday, so Wade can tentatively be considered questionable for that outing.
Wade went for 23 points (8-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five assists, two steals, one rebound, and one block in 32 minutes during Monday's 115-109 win over the Hornets. Wade played well on the second night of a back-to-back, this after delivering a dud in Sunday's blowout loss to the Celtics. The savvy 35-year-old guard is still capable of putting together throwback performances such as this one, but he's averaging fewer assists than ever before while scoring less than he has since his rookie campaign. Wade is also shooting a career-worst 43.5 percent from the field, so don't expect this level of efficiency on a nightly basis.
Wade managed eight points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and two steals across 26 minutes during Sunday's 100-80 loss to the Celtics. After scoring 21 points in his return to the lineup Friday against the Rockets, Wade Wade struggled badly during the Sunday matinee, much like the rest of his teammates. With the Bulls still in contention for a playoff spot, coach Fred Hoiberg already confirmed prior to Sunday's game that Wade would play in both halves of the team's back-to-back set, so expect the shooting guard to see more run in Monday's game against the Hornets, assuming that contest proves more competitive.
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