|Wade's not a definite go for opening night. (Getty Images)|
At Heat media day, Erik Spoelstra spoke to Dwyane Wade's condition as he continues to recover, but wouldn't guarantee he'll be ready for opening night vs. the Celtics. Wade only got back on the floor on August 29th.
Spoelstra says Wade is "working his way back, not 100 percent."
Spo reiterates from yesterday: Dwyane Wade will practice Sat., on some level. "We'd like to put him in a position to be ready for Game 1."
Spoelstra said he'll be patient with Dwyane Wade in training camp. No guarantee he'll play in season-opener.
Well, Wade's now questionable for a game, so you can consider the season to truly have started.
It'll be interesting to see how the betting line for the Heat's home opener vs. the Celtics to kick off the season is affected. The Heat have nothing to prove now and know that they are playing only for June. The championship brings with it higher expectations, but it also brings credit and the ability to coast through the regular season. Ask the Celtics.
The Heat also know that they can win without Wade as they did for a long stretch last season. The bigger concern is getting Wade as healthy as possible. If it weren't for chemistry issues, you'd think they almost might just sit Wade for almost the entire regular season.
Spoelstra also mentioned that he expects to see Wade's "cat-quickness" back. I'm not sure what that is, since it's not "cat-like quickness." Is that quickness when Wade is a cat? Is he a shapeshifter? Demon! Black magic!
Anyway, Wade might not be back for the opener. Add it to your pile of media day knowledge.