Dwyane Wade was voted into the starting lineup of the Eastern Conference All-Star team this year, but the 10-time All-Star could sit this one out. According to Shandel Richardson, Wade is still undecided whether he will participate, despite the starting lineup honors.
Wade has been on a very cautious plan this season, as Erik Spoelstra has given his superstar a lot of time off. The Miami Heat hope that allowing Wade to rest sufficiently will preserve his health going into the playoffs, and the same likely goes for the All-Star game. Many players often prefer taking the couple of days off and simply enjoy the festivities without participating.
Wade will apparently make the decision on the week of the All-Star game, which is understandable. He has pretty much been a game-time decision for most games this season, and dictates when he feels ready to play himself. Even if he decides to participate in the exhibition game, he would probably ask to play limited minutes.
A lot of players have already been forced to withdraw from the All-Star game. Over in the Western Conference, Kobe Bryant will be pulling out and leaving his starting spot up for grabs, while Chris Paul hopes to participate but is still not back on the floor after his injury.
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