Dwyane Wade remains non-committal about NBA future

By HeatDiehards
Jul. 19, 2018

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Heat free agent Dwyane Wade, who yesterday signed a lifetime deal with a China-based sporting apparel called Li-Ning, remains non-committal about his NBA future. However, he has told AP's Tim Reynolds he will decide after his promotional tour in China.

“When I get back from China, I’ll focus on that,” Wade told the Associated Press. “Right now, I’m focused on the game after basketball. Whatever happens in basketball, it happens. I’ve done everything that I can to this point to put myself that I’m in this position I am today, where I can do something that hasn’t been done globally yet. The basketball will take care of itself. I’ll sit down and figure that out once I get back from this tour at some point.”

After spending the first half of last season in Cleveland, Wade was traded to the Heat. In 21 games with the Heat, Wade averaged 12 points per game off the bench. He also showed flashes of his younger self in the first round series against Philadelphia, scoring 28 points in Game 2 and 25 points in Game 4.

With Wayne Ellington resigned, the Heat are $3 million over the $123 million luxury tax line. If Wade returns, likely at $5.3 million exception, the Heat will be $10 million over the tax line.