It’s been nearly a month since Dwyane Wade has played more than 23 minutes in a game, but coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday there will be no restriction with his All-Star guard when the Miami HEAT open the NBA playoffs Sunday against the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena.
That doesn’t mean there also won’t be a cautious approach with Wade having played in just three games since missing nine with a strained left hamstring.
“I don’t have a restriction with him,” Spoelstra said, as the HEAT completed playoff preparations Saturday.
Sources: Steph Curry to Undergo MRI After Exiting Game with Left Knee Injury
Golden State’s Steph Curry will undergo an MRI on his left knee Saturday, league source tells ESPN. Curry left game tonight with what Warriors are calling a strain.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Celtics to Petition NBA for Hardship Exemption
With Kyrie Irving joining Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and, of course, Gordon Hayward on the shelf for a while due to injury, source says the Celtics will petition with the NBA for a Hardship Exemption. If granted, Boston will be able to add an additional player to the roster.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 23, 2018
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
Celtics’ Irving to Undergo Procedure on Left Knee
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on his left knee on Saturday, according to the team. The procedure is described as minimally invasive, to relieve irritation. Further information will be provided following the procedure.
Source: Boston Celtics