In eight games this season, Wade has averaged 19.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds on 50.8 percent shooting from the floor. Miami is 5-3 with Wade in the lineup and 3-4 without him.
Last season, Wade was limited to 54 games as part of a maintenance program for his knees. Spoelstra and Wade confirmed that the All-Star will start on Sunday as well, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Miami (8-7) plays the Knicks (3-14) in New York at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
- Molly Geary