Wade and Green Return to Heat

Both Dwyane Wade and Gerald Green took part in practice for the Heat on Saturday

The Miami Heat welcomed both Dwyane Wade and Gerald Green back to practice on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Green had been suspended for Miami's previous two games, and was not permitted to even practice with the team during the suspension. Wade missed Miami's last game due to an unspecified illness involving one of his sons.

Wade is expected to return on Tuesday for the Heat when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves, but this could change depending on his son Zion's status. Wade elected at this time to not give specific details on the condition of his young son, but provided a brief update.

"[Zion] is not out of the woods yet, but hopefully soon he will be. Right now, it's just about seeing a progression every day," Wade told reporters after the practice.

For Green, his return will give him a second chance to win over his teammates and the fans. Green began the year very well off the bench for Miami, before a personal issue derailed that momentum. Green's suspension was for conduct detrimental to the team after an alleged altercation with another man in his condo.

"This whole situation is one I'm ashamed of," Green said after the practice. "But I'm just trying to get over this situation. I can't apologize enough to the residents who lived in my building, my fans and this organization that definitely had my back. It's a situation I'm not proud of, but I'm ready to move forward."

The Heat will resume their schedule on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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