Although the veteran hasn’t made an official decision, signals point to Wade coming back for one more year. According to David Ramil of Locked On Heat, the former All-Star is expected to return for the 2018-19 season:
On today's Locked On Heat, @dramil13 discussed his impressions of Dwyane Wade's future after talking with him at the junior NBA world championships.
— Locked On Heat (@LockedOnHeat) August 15, 2018
The Heat had a pretty bland offseason. While they re-signed sharpshooter Wayne Ellington, they couldn’t do much else due to the little remaining cap space. Yet, if Wade were to run it back one final time, Heat fans would be overjoyed.
Although the 36-year-old is pondering retirement, that doesn’t mean he can’t be fruitful on the floor. Last season, Wade put up a solid 12.0 points and 3.4 rebounds off the bench with the Heat. In the process, the guard hit clutch shots, played good defense and had meaningful stretches.
The 2006 NBA Finals MVP’s best performances came in the postseason against the Philadelphia 76ers. Wade was the Heat’s second leading scorer with 16.6 points a game. While the Heat got dismantled in five games, he led the team to their only victory of the series. In Game 2 on the road, the fan favorite led the Heat with 28 points, seven rebounds and two steals on a superior 68 percent shooting from the field.
If the Heat can get that Wade back, they will certainly be happy. In the meantime, everyone in Miami will wait for the decision of the summer.