Dwyane Wade suffered an elbow injury on March 15, and it was believed that he would miss rest of the regular season because of it. The shooting guard went up to grab a rebound, but his collision with two other players caused his elbow injury and he had to leave the game. Everyone thought that Wade's first season for his hometown was over, but the 35-year old guard may return tomorrow and play against the Brooklyn Nets.

There had been some indications that Wade would return for the playoffs, if the Chicago Bulls qualify. However, it seems that his return will happen sooner and he will have a great opportunity to help his team win a few more games and secure a playoff spot.

Chicago Bulls need Dwyane Wade

The Bulls have only three more games remaining on their schedule, and they are currently the seventh seed in the Eastern conference. Even though all of these games are against weak teams, the Bulls are known for their struggles against bad opponents, and they will have to work hard to win their remaining games. Dwyane Wade's experience should definitely come in handy and his return will help his team close the season out in a positive way.

Wade has been the second-best player on the Chicago Bulls this season and he is a three-time NBA champion who knows what it takes to win.

Before his injury, the shooting guard averaged 18.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 57 games, and even though these numbers look bad when compared to his career averages, he did a great job for a 35-year-old.

Dwyane Wade is incredible in the playoffs

The Chicago Bulls have done a great job winning games without Dwyane Wade as Jimmy Butler took his game to a whole new level.

Butler averaged 28.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists during Wade's absence, and he also shot efficiently from the floor, making 53.9 percent of his shots and over 56 percent of his threes. Thanks to the additional spacing on offense, the Bulls were able to knock down 39.4 percent of their three-pointers, and these shots became one of their most efficient weapons.

However, Dwyane Wade is known for stepping up in the playoffs and considering that the game is played at a much slower pace in the postseason, he will most likely do a great job once again. His return to action should help the Bulls secure a playoff spot and also win a couple of games in the first round. The best example of Wade's playoff domination happened last year, as he became a lethal shooter in the postseason, leading the Miami Heat to seven big wins. The Heat were just a game away from making the conference finals, and it all happened because Wade was simply fantastic.