Dwyane WadeThe Heat could be looking for a new guard to take his talents to South Beach.

With Dwyane Wade continuing to battle knee issues, the Heat have begun to explore trades for backcourt help, ESPN.com reports. Wade missed Thursday’s game against the Bulls, and although that DNP was due to an illness, it was the All-Star’s fifth absence this season for health-related reasons.

Miami’s schedule is heavy in back-to-backs over the next two months, increasing the necessity that the Heat need to make a move because Wade is less capable of playing on consecutive nights as he once was.

Whoever the Heat land, it is unlikely to be a huge name. Rumor has it they are dangling backup big man Joel Anthony as trade bait.