CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -The Miami Heat will be without guard Dwyane Wade for Tuesday night's game against Charlotte.
Wade, who hasn't played this season as he recovers from offseason knee and shoulder surgeries, traveled with the team and worked out earlier Tuesday. But coach Pat Riley said Wade is still not ready.
``From what I understand today, I didn't stay for it, he had great workout with some of the other younger players,'' Riley said. ``He's getting there.''
The Heat have struggled without Wade, entering Tuesday's game as the NBA's lowest-scoring team at 84.5 points a game. Riley said he has seen an increased commitment from Wade to get himself ready.
``I've seen him elevate his overall attitude and his approach in trying to get to another level,'' Riley said. ``I think he's getting close.''
A three-time All-Star, Wade led the Heat with 27.4 points a game last season. The 2006 NBA Finals MVP underwent surgeries on his left knee and left shoulder in May. Although Wade has said the shoulder is healed, his knee is still not 100 percent.
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