Dwyane Wade sits out Heat practice
Wade skipped the workout to rest his sore right quadriceps, which he injured when he took a knee from New Jersey Nets forward Travis Outlaw in a game Sunday. He is considered questionable for the Heat's Wednesday home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
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"I'm going to see how I feel. I'm going to be day to day," Wade said. "I'm going to get treatment and therapy and make a decision tomorrow."
With the start of the playoffs less than two weeks away, Wade will have to weigh taking time off to let the potentially nagging injury heal or continue to help the Heat fight for playoff positioning.
Currently, Miami leads the Boston Celtics by a half-game for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat host Boston on Sunday.
"We're battling for [No.] 2 right now, you want to be out there," Wade said. "You also want to make sure going down the stretch with the playoffs coming and big games this weekend that you make the right decision."
The Heat's bigger decision during the next 24 to 48 hours might not involve Wade, however.
According to a league source, the Heat are seriously considering signing free-agent center Eddy Curry to a contract for the rest of the season. Curry worked out for the team recently and, sources said, is waiting for an answer from the Heat.
Miami would have to cut a player to make room for Curry, who has not played this season and played in only 10 games in the past three, all with the New York Knicks. Curry has been working out in Chicago with trainer Tim Glover, attempting to get in shape to provide late-season help.
According to sources, Curry's camp and the Heat have been in contact since he reached a buyout agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves in February. Miami has been his preferred destination all along.
It may not factor into their decision, but the Heat have not seen encouraging signs from injured forward Udonis Haslem in his return from foot surgery.
Haslem, who accompanied the team on its recent four-day road trip, has experienced soreness following workouts and has had to scale back the frequency and intensity of the sessions.
When Haslem tore the Lisfranc ligament in his foot in November, it seemed like a season-ending injury, but the team was holding out hope he could return in late March or early April. As of now, coach Erik Spoelstra said, there is no timetable for a return.
Brian Windhorst covers the NBA for ESPN.com.
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