At the height of his 14-year long career, Dwyane Wade looks like he might be slowing down quicker than expected.
Cavs head coach, Ty Lue, released that DWade will be sitting tonight with a knee contusion against the Nets. Wade was benched late in the 4th quarter against his former team, the Chicago Bulls. Lue stated that the reason for benching Wade would be to benefit for back to back play, but it looks like it backfired.
“I didn’t want to overplay him tonight because we have a back-to-back tomorrow,” Lue told reporters. “Once we got the lead and he asked to come out in that third quarter when he got a little winded I tried to keep him on the bench as long as I could. Knowing we have a back-to-back tomorrow, gotta keep him fresh.”
Despite his recent injuries, Wade is no stranger to NBA accomplishments. He’s had a healthy and long career as a 3x NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP and 12x NBA All-Star, just to name a few. With year 40 peaking around the corner, should Wade look into possibly retiring soon? Wade is only in a year-long contract with the Cavs and has expressed his desire to retire in Miami. Are we looking at signs of him heading back to South Beach sooner than later? The Cavs, aka Lebron, had to have had these thoughts during the deliberation on whether to sign Wade. While Wade is a monster to have while he’s healthy, constant change in lineup’s will influence team chemistry. But as his best friend, it’s likely that Lebron knows what Wade is capable of and his ability to lead this team back to the finals. Also, we are only a few weeks into NBA basketball; it’s possible that we are looking way into this than needed.