Lance Stephenson, Al Jefferson and Kyle Lowry are candidates to replace Dwyane Wade if he can't play Sunday. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who was expected to start in Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans, said in a report from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports that his status for the game is uncertain because of continued numbness and nerve issues in his foot and leg.
The 10-time All-Star sat out Wednesday's road win over the Golden State Warriors because of the lingering problems in his left foot. He had also missed Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Suns due to a migraine.
SI WIRE: Ex-Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins says he is interested in Pistons job
Wade said Wednesday night that he still plans to take the Heat's plane to New Orleans on Thursday despite being unsure whether he will dress for Sunday's game.
From Spears' report:
"First I want this to calm down a little bit and get back to feeling regular and I will go from there...We will see. I'm not optimistic. I'm not pessimistic. I just want to get better."
If Wade sits out Sunday's game, his starting role could be filled by any number of reserves. Likely candidates include Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo and Charlotte Bobcats forward-center Al Jefferson.
SI NBA: Trade Deadline: Latest buzz around the league