Things seem to be going pretty well for Dwyane Wade this preseason.

He had to skip out on winning a gold medal in Beijing to get knee surgery he really needed earlier but played through last spring to get Miami a ring.

But he appears to be all the way back, although he just calls it "ahead of schedule." He is scheduled to play in his third consecutive preseason game on Thursday. It was all sunshine and lollipops when Wade spoke to ESPN's Heat Index.

"I feel ahead of schedule," Wade said. "If I continue to keep progressing, I'm going to try to play as much as possible but try to be smart as well. I want to play Thursday, get back out there and continue to get my legs under me … so I can be ready for opening night."