Dwyane Wade says Heat is the only NBA team he’ll join this season
Dwyane Wade is still undecided on his NBA future as training camp creeps closer and closer. But at the very least, he’s narrowed down his options. Wade is now saying that if he plays this season, it will be with the Miami Heat. If not, the alternate choice is retirement.
More Wade from Jr. NBA: "If I'm playing the game of basketball this year, it'll be in a Miami uniform." (Take note: China was never a real option for this year.)
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 11, 2018
What does Wade have left to prove? Not much. He’s already a sure-fire Hall of Famer — probably a first-ballot one at that. He’s won three championships, a Finals MVP, a scoring title, was named to eight All-NBA teams, and was named an All-Star 12 times.
His resume speaks for itself. If he wants to play another season in Miami, it’s not to prove anything to anyone. But if he still has the passion and motivation to gear up for another season, he’s more than capable of providing Miami with a great veteran presence off the bench.
Miami is certainly a team with playoff aspirations. Perhaps another season for Wade would mean one final playoff run. Although he’s not the player he used to be, Wade still shows up in big spots.
During the first round of the playoffs last season, Wade scored 25 or more points twice in five games. His best game was a 28-point performance that led Miami to their only victory over the Sixers. Wade was an efficient 11-for-16 during that game and he looked more like 2008 Wade than he did 2018 Wade.
NBA fans would love to see Wade give it one more go.