Reports are everywhere right now that Dwyane Wade and the Heat have decided on a deal to bring back the legend for one last go around. But those reports might be greatly exaggerated.
The 36-year-old Wade had recently said that he was undecided about coming back for a 16th year in the NBA, but Wade had also said that the only team he would play for in the NBA, should he come back, would be the Heat.
It is being said that the Heat and Wade are going to agree on a one-year deal which would end up being a veteran’s minimum contract worth about $2.4 million or a taxpayer mid-level exception, which is worth around $5.3 million. The $5.3 million is the most that they can offer Wade to return for a final season.
As of now though, no official announcement has been made by either the Heat or D-Wade, which is what is leading some to say to hold off on this one for a bit. But if you are like me and are hoping for this report to be true, then you can look at these two encouraging signs.
The Miami Heat Instagram put up a picture of Wade with his Heat teammates playing ball at a city park. So why put that picture up on the same day of these reports coming out if he isn’t coming back? Plus, Wade’s closest friend on the team, Udonis Haslem aka Mr. Miami is said to be close in signing his own deal to come back to the Heat for another season.
It has long been speculated that Haslem would only return for another year if Wade was going to. So hopefully this deal finally becomes official soon. We want to see Miami-Wade County for one more season!
Update: Dwyane Wade has since come out on Twitter to say that no deal has been done, calling the rumors “fake news.”