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Adrian Wojnarowski: Wade and Heat ‘Progressing in Talks’ on ‘Likely Multi-Year Deal’
- Updated: July 2, 2015
Free agent Dwyane Wade and Miami are progressing in talks on a likely multi-year deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Wojnarowski states that both parties are “progressing” in talks on what is “likely” to be a multi-year deal. He also goes on to note that the chances the veteran guard leaves Miami is “minimal.”
Making matters more interesting is that it’s also being reported that Wade is looking for a max deal. This is likely the reason why Goran Dragic has accepted a contract worth a lot less than the max at five years and $90 million. By signing Dragic to a cheaper deal than expected, it has given the Heat flexibility to re-sign the 12-year shooting guard.
Have also been told that Heat negotiations with Dwyane Wade are ongoing.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 1, 2015
While Wade is expected to re-sign with the Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers still remain a threat to sign the former Finals MVP. Sam Amick of USA Today reports that Wade and the Lakers plan to schedule a sit-down after meetings with free agents Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan.
The bottom line is this—there is little doubt that Wade’s value to the Heat is a lot higher than what his value would be to other teams. The 6’4″ shooting guard is a living legend in Miami, but is a 33-year-old shooting guard with a heavy injury history. There aren’t going to be many teams throughout the league clamoring to offer a max contract to such a player.
If Pat Riley is to bring Wade back for a 13th season in Miami, the Heat will enter the 2015-16 season as contenders to knock off LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers for Eastern Conference supremacy. That is how big this situation is.
We’ll keep you updated more on this situation as it develops at Heat Nation.