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Can Heat be better after Wade injury?

1/18/2012 - NBA Miami Heat
Does Dwyane Wade's injury actually help the Heat in the long run? Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

Friday the 13th be damned, it was lucky Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade didn't break his ankle last week.

However, the Heat lost more than a 117-104 decision to the Denver Nuggets on Friday, as Wade has been ruled out indefinitely. The date for his return is unknown, but what is definite is the Heat must find ways to compensate for losing their All-Star guard and leader.

Despite their current three-game losing streak, the Heat certainly have enough talent to win without Wade. Indeed, most teams have only one All-Star, and when he goes down, the team suffers. But this team has three. And could it be that the Heat might be better in the long run because of Wade's injury?