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Wade Plans On Abandoning Maintenance Program

Dwyane Wade sat out 28 games last season for the Miami Heat as part of a planned maintenance program to ease fatigue on his troublesome knees.

But Wade doesn't plan on following that same type of schedule again this season.

"Last year, we tried something and I wasn't comfortable with it, either," said Wade.

The Heat reached the Finals, but lost in five games to the San Antonio Spurs.

"It almost worked. It was this close, three games from it working," Wade said. "But it's a different year."

Miami will need Wade to play a bigger role throughout the season with LeBron James no longer on the club.

"My goal is to be available every day for my teammates and see what that equals out to," said Wade. "Hopefully it equals out to success for myself, individually, but for our team."

Via Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Ryan Kelly Out Indefinitely With Strained Hamstring

Ryan Kelly has suffered a moderate left hamstring strain, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday. 

Kelly is out indefinitely.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Paul George Keeping Hope For Return In Playoffs

Paul George is maintaining hope that he can return to the Indiana Pacers late in the season if the team makes a playoff run.

“It's very possible that I can play (this season),” George said. “I've talked to all the guys and said, 'Man, you guys have to get in the playoffs. That's the best chance I've got of coming back and playing this year.' I've already got it in mind that I could miss this whole year. I'm come to peace with that, but I'd love to be able to come back and play again.”

George suffered a serious fracture in his leg while playing for Team USA in the offseason and the Pacers are operating under the notion that he will not return this season.

Via Mark Montieth/Pacers.com

Justin Hamilton Undergoes Procedure For Atrial Flutter

Justin Hamilton underwent a procedure at South Miami Hospital on Monday to repair an atrial flutter.

After experiencing light-headedness during practice, he was sent to Doctors Hospital where the diagnosis was discovered. He will remain sidelined for a few days and can then begin non-contact exercises for approximately three weeks before being re-evaluated prior to re-joining the Miami Heat for practice.

Hamilton is expected to make a full recovery.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Tyreke Evans To Miss 3-5 Weeks With Strained Hamstring

Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Saturday.

"Tyreke injured his hamstring playing pickup basketball out of town last week,” Dell Demps said in a statement. “He is back in New Orleans rehabbing with our medical staff. Hopefully, he will be cleared to play before the season-opener.”

Evans appeared in 72 games for the Pelicans last season and averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 28.2 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Brendan Haywood Cleared For Full Participation To Start Cavs' Camp

Brendan Haywood participated in all activities as the Cleveland Cavaliers opened training camp on Saturday.

David Blatt called Haywood the surprise of the day one of camp.

Haywood missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a foot injury.

Via Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Rajon Rondo Out 6-8 Weeks After Surgery On Broken Hand

Rajon Rondo suffered a broken left metacarpal fracture and underwent surgery on Friday.

Rondo's return timetable is six to eight weeks.

Rondo missed most of last season with a torn ACL.

Via Baxter Holmes/Boston Globe
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