Dwyane Wade has been slow to recover from knee surgery in early July.
Projected recovery time was four to six weeks, with the Saturday start of training camp marking 11 ½ weeks of rehabilitation.
Wade still isn’t 100 percent and will likely miss the team’s October preseason games.
“I understand that it’s a process and I’m going to take that process and be … I’ve been here before, guys, so I know what to do. I’ll be all right,” Wade said. “I went all the way around the block just to go next door.”
The Heat declined to put a timeline on Wade’s return to full strength.
“I’m just strictly looking at him big picture,” Erik Spoelstra said. “I don’t have a specific plan for him in training camp of how many days. We’re going to read and react to it.”