Sources Reveal How Much Heat Offered Dwyane Wade in Initial Meeting

Report: Sources Reveal How Much Heat Offered Dwyane Wade in Initial Meeting

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If you haven’t heard already, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is on the open market and listening to offers. The free agent has already been linked to rumors with the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks.

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:

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“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.
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