Dwyane Wade, a perennial All-Star and three-time NBA champion, has decided to not pick up his option with the Miami Heat for next year as expected.
There was a report that the Dallas Mavericks will explore trade options if Monta Ellis opts in to the $8.72 million player option on his contract. Ellis has since decided to opt out and become a free agent and is already receiving some interest.
Dwyane Wade has played with the Miami Heat for his entire 12-year career but he could finally depart as there’s a contract standoff between the two. Wade is set to become a free agent and reportedly wants a ton of money, more than the Heat are willing to dish out. There’s been talk about him possibly joining his friend and old teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers but now there’s another team thrown into the mix.
Paul Pierce showed us all during the playoffs that he is still a very important player to have on your team during crunch time. He still is clutch for big shots which is part of the reason he says he definitely will return next season. The question now becomes what team will he play for?
Dwyane Wade opted out last year, to give the Heat some room to pursue upgrades to the roster in part to lure LeBron James back. That didn’t happen, and Wade re-signed for two years, $31 million, giving the Heat some cap room but also giving him an option for next year. Everything seemed fine going into this summer and next year but hold up, there is a big problem now and that problem is money and Wade is set to walk away from South Beach if he doesn’t get what he wants.
DeAndre Jordan will become a free agent this summer and he plans to explore the market but the Los Angeles Clippers definitely need to keep him. Though they can offer Jordan more money, they might have trouble retaining him due to friction on the team.
Kevin Love has denied that he is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers repeatedly but still reports continue to pop up and the rumors refuse to die. The latest is from one of the biggest news breakers in the NBA. We all know, love and trust Adrian Wojnarwoski of Yahoo Sports and here’s his thoughts on the matter.