Heat’s Dwyane Wade could play against Clippers on Thursday

BEIJING, China (Sporting Alert) — Dwyane Wade could play for the Miami Heat on Thursday night in a preseason NBA game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Heat star guard is currently with his teammates in Beijing, China, hinted after Tuesday’s practice session that he would make an attempt to play in the exhibition game against the Clipper.

Wade had a surgery on his left knee in July, but would like to make a return Thursday night.

“I hope so,” he told Heat TV in Beijing, when asked about a Thursday night return.

“If I continue to respond the way it is, and my trainers and doctors give me a go-ahead to play, I would love to get out there and at least play at least some minutes, try to get my conditioning.

“The biggest thing is to get my legs back and my conditioning back. Hopefully I can be at the start of that journey soon.”

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will not commit to playing Wade just yet – opting to wait and see how things goes for the rest of the week.

“We want to be patient,” Spoelstra said. “We want to be smart.”

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