Miami Heat forward Dwyana Wade was part of LeBron James’ extended stay in Miami, where the two men have been teammates since the 2013 Finals.
The two have had numerous appearances together during James’ tenure with the Miami Heat, including last season’s All-Star Game, during which James won the MVP and was the first player to win four NBA championships with a different team.
James is scheduled to play the next two games with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, but Wade will be out of the lineup.
He returned to the Heat lineup on Sunday, and was officially re-signed on Wednesday.
Wade, 31, has missed the last eight games with a sprained left ankle, but he was expected to return to the team’s lineup for the Bulls-Cavs game on Wednesday night.
James has played just one game with the Cavaliers this season, and Wade said after Saturday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers that he had not been able to work out the details of the team-friendly training camp.
James, who will be 33 on Nov. 17, has averaged 24.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists in his first three seasons in the NBA, and he’s had three of those years in Miami.
Wade, however, has played in all 82 games over the last three seasons, and is the Heat’s longest-tenured player.
The Heat will host the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.