Heat news: Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable, Dion Waiters game-time decision vs. Cavs
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Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable, Dion Waiters game-time decision vs. Cavs

Heat, Dwyane Wade, Dion Waiters

The Miami Heat have made their way to Cleveland for Wednesday night’s matchup against the Cavaliers, but it sounds like they might be without the services of two key players, including Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters.

According to a pair of reports from Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Wade has been listed as questionable after missing Wednesday morning’s shoot-around due to an illness. Waiters, who’s been out of commission since February due to ankle surgery, will be a game-time decision.

Wade is said to be playing in his final campaign. In 27 appearances with the Heat this season, the former Marquette Golden Eagle has racked up averages of 14.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting from the field (32.7 percent from beyond the arc), 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per outing.

If Wade is indeed ruled out, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson would likely see up-ticks in their usage rates.

Waiters, who participated in practice last week, hasn’t played a single game this season. However, he’s back to travelling with the team and it seems he’s nearing a return.

In other Heat injury news, Goran Dragic is expected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday. According to most reports, he’ll be sidelined for six to eight weeks.

Wednesday night’s Cavs-Heat game is scheduled to tip inside Quicken Loans Arena at 7:00 p.m. ET.