At the age of 36 and in his 15th NBA season with a ton of mileage on his body, Dywane Wade’s hall of fame career is starting to wind down.
After spending his first 13 seasons in Miami, Wade played for his hometown Bulls after signing with them in free agency in 2016 and spent the fist half of this season reunited in Cleveland with his former running mate LeBron James.
Wade’s time in Cleveland was underwhelming as injuries and general wear and tear have sapped him of the athleticism that made him one of the better players in NBA history at the shooting guard position.
The Cavaliers granted Wade’s wish to be dealt back to his NBA home last week and Wade is not only excited to be back in a Miami Heat uniform, he is saying that he will be a member of the Heat for the remainder of his NBA career:
— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 10, 2018
Wade will be a free agent this summer and now that he has apparently mended fences with Pat Riley, it makes perfect sense for Wade to play out his last few seasons for the Heat on a mid-level exception contract where he can serve as a mentor and contributor on the floor on most nights and an ambassador for the organization to help sell tickets and keep fans engaged in Miami Heat basketball.
This is a good idea for all parties as Wade never looked right in anything but a Miami Heat uniform.