The Chicago Bulls' hopes of a playoff spot have taken a significant hit after shooting guard Dwyane Wade was diagnosed with a broken elbow, ruling him out for what is left of the regular season.
"Hopefully it's not as bad as I perceived it to be", said Wade, who had his arm in a sling after the game.
In his first season with the Bulls, Wade is second on the team in scoring with 18.6 points per game and is also averaging 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
"I think cards bring us together", Rondo said.
"It sucks", he said Thursday morning. "We played a little bit of cards last night". "He had texted me two days before about my eye". He's never played 80 games in a season in his career, missing a combined 81 games over the past four seasons.
Doctors will re-evaluate the injury and Wade's rehab in a week, the report stated.
The Chicago Bulls will be without their most experienced player as they fight for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
"Obviously we're going to go through those guys, but the best thing about those guys is that they're willing passers", said Tony Allen, who scored 10 points in his hometown of Chicago. The Bulls have ruled him out for the regular season, but it's now unclear if he can make it back in time for the playoffs if the Bulls can sneak in (he'll be re-evaluated in a week). "That's why I said, "Put this thing on loop, guys - this is how we want to play.' We were sharing it, we were making the unselfish play, it wasn't sticking in guys' hands".
"It was a fractured bone and some ligament damage", Wade said.
Wade, 35, still has one more season on the two-year, $47.5 million deal that he inked with the Bulls last July. Wade wouldn't say it publicly, but it's a small part of what kept him going through a tumultuous homecoming in Chicago.