The 'Wade'-ing Game: Source Says Heat Legend Dwyane Wade Returning to Team for 2018-19 Season - NBC 6 South Florida

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The 'Wade'-ing Game: Source Says Heat Legend Dwyane Wade Returning to Team for 2018-19 Season

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Dwyane Wade Not Ready to Announce Future After Playoff Loss

    The Miami Heat legend talked about his return to the team following their Game Five loss to Philadelphia. (Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The website Basketball Society Online says a league source told them the three time NBA champion will sign on for another year.

    • The Heat have filled 19 of the 20 preseason spots available head of training camp after the news that Udonis Haslem signed a 1 year deal.

    Will Dwyane Wade, the man considered by many to be Mr. Miami Heat, come back to the team for another season? According to one outlet, yes.

    With training camp just over one month away from getting underway, Wade has still not made a decision about whether he will come back for a 16th season in the NBA. However, the website Basketball Society Online says a league source told them the three time NBA champion will sign on for another year.

    The Heat have filled 19 of the 20 preseason spots available head of training camp after the news that Udonis Haslem, a longtime friend and teammate of Wade, signed a one year deal with the team. Speculation has been ramped up about whether the team is holding that final spot for Wade.

    Drafted by the team with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft after a star-studded college career at Marquette, Wade quickly became a fan favorite by leading Miami to their first NBA title in 2006 – being named Finals MVP in the process. Wade would team with friends Chris Bosh and LeBron James to lead the Heat to four straight finals, winning two of them, from 2011 to 2014.

    After 12 trips to the All-Star Game and being named to the All-NBA team eight times during his first 14 seasons with Miami, Wade left in free agency during the summer of 2016 to sign with his hometown Chicago Bulls. After one season, Wade teamed up again with James and the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded back to Miami before the deadline earlier this year.

    Wade played more of a support role in his second stint with the Heat, coming off the bench in each of the 21 regular season games he played in while averaging 12 points a game. He averaged 16 points a game in Miami’s opening round playoff series, which they lost in five games to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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