Dwyane Wade may be back in time for Chicago Bulls' lineup on Saturday
In contrast to previous reports saying Bull's Dwyane Wade is confirmed out for the remaining of the regular season, new reports emerging are saying otherwise. On the team's remaining games starting Saturday, Bulls fans might see the veteran shooting guard back on the court as his rehab results has reportedly gave him positive results.
It was the game against the West's Memphis Grizzlies on March 15th when Wade suffered an injury, which resulted from getting tangled with their opponent team's power forward, Zach Randolph. He was immediately ruled out after the contact with the Grizzlies' big guy and was sent to the Bulls clinic for further examination. It was later announced on the team's different official social media accounts that Wade's elbow has been sprained and fractured resulting for him to miss the remainder of the regular season.
However, this may not be the case this time. According to NBA.com, the 35-year old veteran has already been appearing on the team's practices and shootouts and the people around him have reportedly saw the improvement from his injury. Furthermore, his rehabilitation stage might have shorter time than expected because of how well Wade responded on his treatment.
Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg mentioned that there is a high possibility that Wade could come back this Saturday, on their third-to-the-last regular season game against the Brooklyn Nets. Wade has already missed a total of ten games since his injury, and the rotation and stats of each player has been changing since his absence.
However, there are some people who are wondering if Wade's comeback could do the Bulls any good. While Wade and small forward, Jimmy Butler, have both been dominant on almost every game so far this season, Butler had solely taken over these past few games of the team without Wade. His points per game has elevated, as well as his overall shooting percentage.
The Chicago Bulls have a few games left for the regular season and fans believe that every game is a must win for them to surely clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are currently seventh seed in the East, but on a tight race against the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, who are also hoping for a secured playoff spot.