Star guard gives a hint his injury-plagued knees are feeling good.
Superstar Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade has given a strong indication he will be right to train on day one of the side’s upcoming training camp.
Speaking to media during his recent annual fantasy camp, Wade said he was ready to get back to business defending their title.
“I’ll be coming in prepared and ready, but I won’t be ready for opening night,” Wade said.
“I’ll be ready for opening night when opening night gets here. I have a good amount of time.”
Questions were raised several times during last season’s playoffs about the long-term health of Wade, and more specifically his knees.
Normally one of the most explosive two-guards in the league, Wade struggled at different times during the post-season, placing more pressure on the offensive end on the shoulders of LeBron James.
During his 69 regular season games last season, Wade averaged 21.2 points a game at a career-high 52 per cent from the field.
However, come the post-season, his numbers slipped to just 15.9 points at 45 per cent from almost the same time on the court – testament to his injury problems.
However, Wade took time off after Miami beat the San Antonio Spurs to retain their title, giving the 31-year-old valuable time to heal his bone bruises.