Around The NBA

WADE TARGETS PLAYOFFS

Dwayne Wade’s dislocated left shoulder is so fragile there’s a risk of aggravating the injury when he sleeps.  But come April, Wade figures he might be up to the rigors of the NBA playoffs.  The All-Star guard said Monday he has decided to delay surgery and rehabilitate his shoulder with the goal of returning to help the Miami Heat defend their league title.

KINGS’ ARTEST ARRESTED

Sacramento forward Ron Artest was arrested Monday after a woman called 911 from his home saying she had been assaulted.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to Artest’s five-acre estate where they found a woman who had suffered injuries, officials said.  She declined medical attention.

SHAQUILLE O’NEILL

Shaq will be taking a shot at a TV reality show focused on childhood obesity and health.  The ABC summer series will feature the Miami Heat star and his effort to help Florida schoolchildren lose weight.