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Report: Sources Reveal How Much Heat Offered Dwyane Wade in Initial Meeting
- Updated: July 1, 2016
Although many believe Wade will indeed stay with the only team he’s ever played for, one particular offer has seemingly disgruntled the 13-year veteran.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Heat have initially offered the three-time champion $10 million annually:
“The Heat’s initial offer of $10 million annually – which would’ve constituted a 50 percent pay cut from his $20 million 2015-16 salary – deeply angered Wade,” league sources told The Vertical.
To put that into perspective, Jared Dudley, who averaged 7.9 points and 3.5 rebounds last season, just signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Phoenix Suns that’ll earn him $10 million dollars a season.
Dudley is just one of many examples. A majority of signed free agents, less valuable than Wade, has gotten well over $10 million, including Evan Fournier, Kent Bazemore, Solomon Hill, Jeremy Lin, Evan Turner and Timofey Mozgov.