Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

The Miami Heat will not be whole until the Oct. 26 season opener at TD Garden against the Boston Celtics.

And for the next few days, the team won’t even be intact in South Florida.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said Friday he no longer is hopeful of getting sidelined guard Dwyane Wade into one of the team’s final three exhibitions.

“That’ll be tough. We don’t want to rush it,” Spoelstra said. “If it was the regular season, possibly. We still have a lot of time. I know everybody’s saying it has to happen right now. But the most important thing is our health. We’ll be patient.”