Report: Wade will re-sign with Heat, retire after season

Dwyane Wade appeared in 21 regular-season games for the Heat last season.

Dwyane Wade will sign a one-year contract with the Miami Heat and retire after the 2018-19 season, according to a report from Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610.

Wade will either sign the Heat’s $5.3 million exception or the vet minimum.

Wade had an eventful year this past 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 in which he appeared.

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.

The 36-year-old Wade is a 12-time All-Star, three-time NBA champion and was the 2006 Finals MVP.

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