Of his 897 career appearances during the regular season, 35-year-old guard Dwyane Wade had only come off the bench on 10 occasions.
His 11th came on Friday night against the Miami Heat, as he and All-Star teammate Jimmy Butler were moved to the second unit for at least one game for disciplinary reasons, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson.
Head coach Fred Hoiberg told the media prior to tipoff that the decision was his alone and not management's.
This stems from the duo's comments following Wednesday's 119-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks where they publicly chastised the rest of the roster for not pulling its weight. Chicago blew a 10-point lead during the final three minutes of regulation to drop its third game in five tries.
All three players, however, did receive fines from Hoiberg, although the amount wasn't disclosed.