MIAMI — Dwyane Wade and Luke Babbitt will be available to play in Friday’s home game against the Bucks after they were both acquired by the Heat in trades Thursday.
But Miami will be without Kelly Olynyk for the second consecutive game due to a left shoulder strain. Wayne Ellington will warm up with the intention to play against the Bucks despite a right shoulder strain.
Olynyk and Ellington injured their shoulders in Monday’s loss to the Magic while fighting through picks.
Ellington said Thursday the pain has subsided.
“A lot less soreness,” Ellington said. “I made some progress, came here pretty early today and got a lot of treatment. Got a lot more shots up, so that’s a good sign. I feel better, for sure.
“It was very, very sore trying to shoot and get the ball all the way up to where it’s comfortable for me. Obviously, that’s the biggest part of my game. So I want to make sure I’m right.”
The Heat will also be without Dion Waiters (left ankle surgery) and Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery).