Will Dwyane Wade finally leave the comfort of home and sign with a new team next season? According to reports, the Miami Heat are expecting the aging shooting guard to take a pay-cut like Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki, but Wade is not having any of that.
According to ESPN’s Wallace Matthews , the 33-year old guard wants to sign a 3-year, $50 million contract.
However, the Miami Heat management is not too comfortable to give him that kind of deal.
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press stated: “Talks between Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade at an early impasse, per source.
To be clear-Wade wants to remain in Miami.” Bleacher Report’s Ethan Skolnick reported that the Los Angeles Lakers is a likely destination though he clarified that there’s a huge possibility the Heat and Wade can sort things out.
“Some Heat officials had held out hope Wade would take the Dirk, Duncan approach late in career: below-market, 1-year deals.
That was never a given.
Wade made it clear when he opted out (costing himself $6M in ’14-15), he had TV windfall in mind.
If Dragic signs to #’s expected, Wade would be 3rd-highest paid on team in 15-16.
If Whiteside develops, cd be 4th/5th in 16-17.
This is a rare situation where neither side really has the leverage.
Management & the player are both incredibly popular.
Finally, if Wade went anywhere, at any point, I’ve typically heard L.A.
as an option.
But I still expect Heat to sort this out,” Skolnick stated.
On the other hand, Dwyane Wade said that before anything else, he has to do the things that would put him in a good situation via RealGM “I signed my deal the way I did for a reason…and the organization did it for a reason.
It’s my option.
I’ll decide when the time is right.
Everyone knows I always try to do what’s best for the organization, but I also have to do what’s best for Dwyane Wade as well.” Will Dwyane Wade stay with the Heat for three more years or will he sign with a new team by next season? Stay tuned.