According to the Miami Heat’s official Twitter account, Dwyane Wade will not be playing in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game this Sunday due to a lingering hamstring issue.
Dwyane Wade will not play in this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 10, 2015
For the past two weeks, Wade has been out with a right hamstring injury and is trying to recover in time for Miami to make a late playoff run, in which the Heat are currently 22-29 and Wade leading the team in scoring with 21.4 PPG.
Meanwhile, commissioner Adam Silver now has to decide who will replace Wade in the All-Star Game. No one knows for sure who will it be but one ideal replacement could be Brandon Knight, who is currently averaging career highs across the board and leading a surprising Milwaukee Bucks to a 29-23 record.
Another candidate could be Kyle Korver, who is shooting the lights out with 52% shooting from three. On top of that, Korver is one of the key members of this historic Atlanta Hawks team. If commissioner Silver decides to go with a big man they could go with either Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic or Charlotte Hornets’ Al Jefferson.
We should know who will be Wade’s replacement in the next couple of days and their is certainly many deserving candidates.