Mar 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) cheer on the fans before tip off against the Houston Rockets at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Basketball: Heat's Dwyane Wade to play Wednesday vs. Pacers



Fantasy Basketball owners that have Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade on their team have had to deal with the frustration of never knowing when they can rely on the veteran in their lineup on a consistent basis.

Mar 14, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a breather during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

However after missing the past two games, Wade is offering fantasy owners some good news Wednesday night.

Wade, sidelined the past two games with a sore Achilles and knee, practiced Tuesday and expects to be in the lineup when the Heat play the Pacers on Wednesday night in Indianapolis.

He still has to be evaluated after Wednesday’s shootaround, but given the fact that he participated in the Heat’s full workout at their practice facility Tuesday before traveling to Indiana, all signs look good that he should be back in the starting lineup for this crucial Eastern Conference battle.

Wade has been in and out of the lineup this season, having missed 19 games mostly as part of the Heat’s proactive maintenance plan to help strengthen his troublesome right knee. But he’s also been dealing with the left Achilles strain since last Wednesday.

Having Wade back on Wednesday could be good news and you need to get him back in your lineup.

Wade has averaged 19.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 50 games this season. But he had one of his best performances of the entire season against the Pacers in Miami on December 18 when he scored a season-high 32 points in the Heat’s 97-94 victory.

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