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Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Interested in Signing Dwyane Wade Under Two Conditions
- Updated: September 8, 2017
While Dwyane Wade has reportedly pegged the Miami Heat as an appealing destination if he is granted a contract buyout from the Chicago Bulls, he shouldn’t expect to return to the role he had before leaving Miami back in 2016. On Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the Heat would be interested in signing Wade, but only if he were to accept a bench role on the team.
“The Heat would be interested in Wade under certain circumstances, including if he agrees to a bench role and if he would be willing to play for Miami’s $4.3 million exception,” Jackson wrote.
This news comes just one day after Wade spoke to NBA TV’s David Aldridge about what kind of team he would ideally be playing for as he begins to enter the twilight years of his career.
“First of all, obviously, everyone wants to compete,” Wade said. “It’s no secret. We would all love to compete for a championship at the end of my career. That is one thing I would love to do. I’m not in a position right now to do that, so I can’t talk about what that preference is. Hopefully, one day before I’m done playing this game, I can be back in position to compete for a championship.”
Considering Wade’s apparent preference to join a more championship-ready team like the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Heat’s ideal role for Wade may be irrelevant. Still, a lot must be done before Wade is able to play anywhere other than Chicago.