Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) brings the ball up the court against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter of game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Dwyane Wade says he did not try to recruit free agents to the Miami Heat this offseason


NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade was instrumental in bringing LeBron James and Chris Bosh to South Beach, so there was hope that Wade’s car salesman tactics could bring in fellow NBA free agents this offseason.

But that wasn’t and won’t be the case according to Wade, not because he didn’t want to, but because the Heat’s financial situation wouldn’t allow it.

Per the Sun Sentential:

Among the rumors swirling during free-agency was a clandestine meeting involving Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley with Lamar Odom. Not only didn’t it happen, but Wade said he removed himself from the team’s free-agent recruitment this offseason. “I left that all to them,” Wade said, aware of the luxury-tax limitations of the Heat’s efforts. “I got away, understanding that we have little that we can do. And Pat Riley is the best at what he does, so he’s fine. We all understand the nature of the beast, what we’re dealing with.”

Given the drug rumor swirling around Odom, it’s probably for the best, all things considered.

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