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NBA roundup: Wade participates in shootaround

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade participated in Saturday's shootaround.

The Heat played the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

Wade has missed the Heat's last two games. He was out Thursday against the Chicago Bulls due to an illness and Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons due to knee soreness.

Wade has missed five games this season to rest his ailing knees.

Forward/center Chris Andersen was also at the shootaround after missing Thursday's game for personal reasons.

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will miss Saturday's game. He flew home Thursday after the death of his grandmother.

---The Philadelphia 76ers announced Saturday that right knee soreness experienced by rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams was caused by a skin infection.

Carter-Williams was treated at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the infection and is under the care of head team physician Dr. Brian Sennett and infectious disease specialist Dr. Neil Fishman.

Carter-Williams is officially listed as day-to-day.

Carter-Williams, the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month for November, sat out Friday's 105-88 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. He is averaging 7.7 points, 7.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds through 15 games. He also missed four games in mid-November due to a left foot injury.

Guard Tony Wroten filled in for Carter-Williamson Friday and led the Sixers with 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

---The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hamady Ndiaye from the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

Ndiaye was to rejoin the Kings for Saturday night's game at the Utah Jazz.

Ndiaye was assigned to Reno on Friday. He had seven points, a team-high-tying seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 24 minutes for the Bighorns in Friday's win over the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Ndiaye is averaging 0.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.8 minutes over nine games with the Kings. He has also played with the Dakota Wizards (2010-11), Maine Red Claws (2011-12) and Iowa Energy (2011-12) of the D-League.

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