Heat's Dwyane Wade (hamstring) hopes to return Sunday
While was has announced his intent to return, the team has not formally addressed the star players' timetable.
Wade injured his hamstring in a game earlier this month while attempting a layup. He has not played since that game, a Nov. 12 loss to the Indiana Pacers. In eight games this season, he has averaged 19.8 points on 50.8 percent shooting from the floor while adding 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds.. Miami is 5-3 with Wade in the lineup and 3-4 when he sits.
The 32-year-old Wade was limited to 54 games last season as part of a maintenance program for his knees.
Winderman also reports that Heat center Chris Andersen confirmed he has a high ankle sprain and he expects to miss two to three weeks with the injury. Andersen, 36, is in his third season with the Heat and has averaged 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds this season.
Miami is currently in third place in the Southeast Division with an 8-7 record.
- Will Green