Dwyane Wade's Knee More Painful Than Last Season (Pg. 3)

Dwyane Wade's Knee More Painful Than Last Season (Pg. 3)

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:36 pm

Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

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By TIM REYNOLDS | The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade played with knee pain throughout the playoffs. He'll soon know exactly what was causing that problem, and if it could keep him out of the London Olympics.

One day after celebrating his second NBA championship, the Miami Heat guard told The Associated Press on Friday that he will soon have his ailing left knee examined, and acknowledges that surgery may be a possibility. Wade appeared in all 23 postseason games for Miami, averaging 22.8 points, and scored 20 in the title-clinching win for the Heat against Oklahoma City on Thursday night.

''I've got to make a decision on what my knee needs and what's best, because my career and finishing my career strong is what's important to me,'' Wade said. ''And I know, yeah, the Olympics are coming up. It's something I really want to do. But at the same time, if I have to make a big decision, if something has to happen surgery-wise, that will have to be a step I have to take. My loyalty and my commitment to Miami Heat basketball is the No. 1 thing.''

An MRI exam will likely take place in the next few days. Wade had the knee drained during Miami's second-round series against Indiana.

''From my small conversations with the doctor at that time, I think some kind of cleanup process might have to go on,'' Wade said. ''And when that happens, from our previous experiences, it takes a while to recover. So I want to make sure that I want to recover strong and not like I did the last knee surgery that I had.''

Wade had surgery on his left knee in May 2007. He led the Americans in scoring at the Beijing Olympics, averaging 16 points despite coming off the bench in all eight games.

USA Basketball plans to have the national team convene in Las Vegas and for training camp to start there on July 6. From there, the American team will go to Washington to begin training on July 13, with more sessions beginning July 17 in Manchester, England, and July 20 in Barcelona. The Olympics begin July 27 and the first game for the Americans in London is against France two days later.

The time demands could be daunting, especially with this NBA season ending a bit later than usual because schedule changes necessitated by the lockout.

''This is the hand that's dealt to us,'' Wade said. ''And I'm going to take this hand, I'm not going to complain and I'm going to move forward.''

Wade said Heat doctors and trainers worked with him to find ways of ensuring that playing in the postseason would not make whatever the knee problem is any worse. He also spent time with his longtime trainer, Tim Grover.

''You know what, I was playing in a lot of pain,'' Wade said. ''Obviously, my knee has been an issue. I sat down with the doctors a little bit during the Indiana series and talked about the possibility of what's to come. But I didn't want to think about it then. I said, 'Listen, let's just do what we have to do to make sure that I can give my all.' And they did that. I thank them for that.''

He said he was sitting on his couch watching television on Friday when his thoughts turned to his hopes of being able to play in London. At that moment, he said an Olympic commercial appeared on his screen.

''Got a little emotional,'' Wade said. ''I loved what we had and what we shared as a unit. The possibility of not being able to do that, man, it's a little different.''

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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby Weezy on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:58 pm

Shame, he was fantastic in the last Olympics. I'm sure Durant will step into his role though so not a huge deal.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:12 pm

Well fans have to understand part of his second ring agreement with the NBA FO and ESPN was he had to also service the king every 5 minutes. His knees hurt and he is tired but he got his ring though.
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Postby Nashty Gal on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:11 am

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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby ladam24 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:02 am

Good. Makes it easier to watch team USA this summer.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:34 pm

Meanwhile.......... Kobe can't wait to play and has logged twice as many minutes as Wade has in his career and has probably twice as many knee procedures as Wade. I'm not merely hating on Wade, but it's clear which player might love the game a little more.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby kenzo on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:45 pm

ladam24 wrote:Good. Makes it easier to watch team USA this summer.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:51 pm

You can only get by Olympic drug testing so many times. Good choice for Mr. Wade.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby dj vitus on Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:39 pm

Nice auto white balance, giving Wade and the trophy overly warm color tones because of the blue background.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby Finwë on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:48 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:Meanwhile.......... Kobe can't wait to play and has logged twice as many minutes as Wade has in his career and has probably twice as many knee procedures as Wade. I'm not merely hating on Wade, but it's clear which player might love the game a little more.

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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:52 am

dj vitus wrote:Nice auto white balance, giving Wade and the trophy overly warm color tones because of the blue background.


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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby Finwë on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:51 pm

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Dwyane Wade needs knee surgery ... won't play for Team USA this summer. http://es.pn/OEsxs5
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby purp n gold on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:32 pm

Wade will miss the Olympics because he's on PEDs.
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Postby ThizGuy83 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:38 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:Well fans have to understand part of his second ring agreement with the NBA FO and ESPN was he had to also service the king every 5 minutes. His knees hurt and he is tired but he got his ring though.

and this whole time i thought it was chris bosh
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:40 pm

Finwë wrote:
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Dwyane Wade needs knee surgery ... won't play for Team USA this summer. http://es.pn/OEsxs5

No wonder he was so awful in the postseason.
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Re: Dwyane Wade May Miss Olympics Because Of Ailing Knee

Postby kenzo on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:40 pm

purp n gold wrote:Wade will miss the Olympics because he's on PEDs.

I don't think they test any of the "dream team" members :man12: No way these guys are clean (maybe Hinrich was) :man10:
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:21 am

Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

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Dwyane Wade is 30 now — in NBA terms, an old 30. After knee surgery and other ailments, the Heat hopes more rest will extend his career.

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The knee has taken longer to heal than Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat or anyone else would have expected.

Four to six weeks was the projected recovery time. Training camp began Saturday, marking 11 1/2 weeks of Wade’s rehabilitation from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He will miss preseason games, perhaps all of them. He said Friday that his goal was to be ready for action Oct. 30, the day of the Heat’s season opener in Madison Square Garden.

For Wade, it’s a disappointing beginning to the Heat’s bid to repeat as NBA champion. This is the second preseason in the past two years Wade has spent time laboring over pain in his legs rather than playing, and last season, plantar fasciitis in his left foot nagged him often. He has had surgery on his left knee twice in the last four years and it swelled with fluid at the end of last season, forcing him to have it drained during the second round of the playoffs.

“I understand that it’s a process and I’m going to take that process and be … I’ve been here before, guys, so I know what to do. I’ll be all right,” Wade said to reporters Friday. “I went all the way around the block just to go next door.”

In other words, he put off surgery on his knee for far too long.

The Heat will not admit it publicly, but there are concerns among those in the organization about the second half of Wade’s Hall of Fame career. Reckless abandon on the court made him famous and made him rich and made him loved in his adopted city of Miami, but now it’s making him and the Heat refocus their expectations. Wade is only 30 years old, but it’s an old 30.

Wade expects himself — as does the Heat — to play well into his 30s and at a very high level. It might seem early in his career for such things, but the team has started an aggressive plan to preserve Wade’s body for the long term. Reduced minutes, scheduled off days and a repurposed skill set are all being considered.

It begins in earnest with this training camp.

Wade is noticeably heavier this preseason than the last, so dropping weight, strengthening his legs and core and allowing his knee to heal fully from surgery are the first priorities. Next will come a more intense level of conditioning and monitored minutes of scrimmage time.

“I’m just strictly looking at him big picture,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I don’t have a specific plan for him in training camp of how many days. We’re going to read and react to it.”

More days off likely

Although Spoelstra would like to have him back to full speed by Oct. 30, there is, in reality, no specific time crunch or deadline. Off days will be sprinkled into Wade’s rehab just as off days will dot his regular-season box scores. The ultimate goal is for Wade to be completely healthy and pain free after the All-Star break.

“When you feel good and you want to push it to the next level, sometimes that’s when it’s important to take the day off,” Spoelstra said.

Last season, Wade played 49 of the regular season’s 66 games. Convert that percentage to this season and that’s 22 games before the playoffs. By no means does Wade expect to miss that many regular-season games, but if he did, and you multiply those rest days over the next four years, that’s an entire season added on to Wade’s career.


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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby therealdeal on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:29 am

The guy's career is going to end in 2 years.
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby revgen on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:42 am

^Not if he perfects his jumpshot with his new shooting coach. :man12:
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby therealdeal on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:49 am

If he becomes a jump shooter, he's going to fade away VERY quickly. He's not a shooter and if he's not attacking, he's not going to be effective.
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby Tobias Funke on Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:10 pm

He's only played about 27K minutes total (including playoffs), he's not really that old in NBA terms. It is old for a guy that quite often plays reckless to get calls though, but thats on him.

He'll probably be fine this season though (not that Id be crushed if he played well below his standards).
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby ShowTime_IR on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:02 pm

If the Heat will not take a championship they will try to trade him for sure.
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby Tragic on Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:33 pm

His gameplay style for most of his career has been to sacrifice his body. Not a surprise.
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Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:05 pm

It's actually better if he's at 75% for the season. A fully healthy Wade competes with LeBron for ball dominance. A less than healthy Wade defers to LeBron, and then IMO the Heat are a better team. Too many egotistical personas on one team doesn't work.
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Re: Dwyane Wade Slow To Recover From Knee Surgery

Postby Finwë on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:39 pm

Tobias Funke wrote:He's only played about 27K minutes total (including playoffs), he's not really that old in NBA terms. It is old for a guy that quite often plays reckless to get calls though, but thats on him.

He'll probably be fine this season though (not that Id be crushed if he played well below his standards).

By comparison, Kobe's almost on 43K minutes :man4:
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