Dwyane Wade will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the future Hall-of-Famer is still undecided if he wants to play again next season.
Wade, 36, had an eventful year this season. He started off playing with his pal LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it wasn’t the right fit for the Chicago native, as Wade’s heart and mind were still in South Beach.
So, the Cavs did Wade — and themselves — a favor by trading the guard to the Heat at the trade deadline. Wade was much more comfortable and productive in Miami, averaging 12.0 points in the 21 games he appeared in.
“For me, at this point, I would love to, you know, if I decide to come back and play the game of basketball, I would love for it obviously to be in Miami,” Wade said on the Chris and Caron show. “It’s crazy because in this league you never know what happens. I never even thought I would leave Miami. I thought I would be here forever. But things happen. So, at this point for me, sitting here, contemplating on playing the game of basketball, my only vision as I sit here today is playing in a Miami Heat uniform.”
Wade turned back the clock a few times during the Heat’s first-round playoff loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He scored 28 points in the Game 2 win and 25 in the Game 4 loss.
A first-round pick back in 2003, Wade has career averages of 22.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists.