Wade is shooting 48.1 percent with averages of 12.9 points and 3.9 assists while guiding the second unit.
After suffering multiple serious knee injuries in recent years, Rose fought his way through 64 games with the New York Knicks last season and entered this season with a lot to prove, signing a team-friendly one-year veteran's minimum deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That's different. From us as players, we don't need an answer from him, we want him to be as great as he can be, off the floor first before he even thinks about being on the floor".
Rose has played in only seven of the Cavs' 23 games this season due to an ankle injury, and frustration with his injury led him to a almost two-week self-imposed exile in which he contemplated retirement.
Coach Tyronn Lue said Monday that he estimates it will be a "couple more weeks" before Rose will be able to return to play.
Cavs General Manager Koby Altmas issued a statement saying that "this has been a very challenging and hard time for Derrick". "I know he's frustrated, but like I said, I'm glad he's in a good place now, and we're glad to have him back", he added. Tristan Thompson hasn't returned from his cal injury suffered November 1, but the team thinks he could return this week, according to Cleveland.com. "We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court".
All that's standing in the way of the Cavaliers tying their franchise-record 13-game winning streak is a victory against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
"Whenever he's ready to tell us or whatever, we're ready for that", James said.