MIAMI (AP) _ Dwyane Wade's surgically repaired knee survived its
first real test, with no setbacks.
During Wade's first full-contact practice this season with the
Miami Heat, rookie center Joel Anthony threw his 6-foot-9,
260-pound body toward the 2006 NBA finals MVP as the guard headed
toward the basket.
Wade didn't mind whatsoever.
After six months, he was more than anxious to see how he'd
handle getting fouled again.
The good news for the Heat is that Wade reports no problems
related to his left knee or left shoulder _ both of which were
operated on May 15th _ after practice today.
The bad news for the franchise is that Wade still doesn't know
when he'll be ready to return to the Miami lineup, which could
clearly use a boost after an 0-3 start.
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