Now the LeBron James has decided to take his talents back to Northeast Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat have turned their focus to building the best team they possibly can. They got off to a good start by re-signing Chris Bosh to a mega-deal worth $118 million just a few days ago, which means that now their attention must turn to the man that’s been there the longest, Dwyane Wade.
After Wade left, there were some teams, especially the Chicago Bulls, that reportedly looked into the possibility of also luring Wade away from the only NBA team that he has ever known in his career, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. He should be returning to the Heat next season, but the question now is for how much money.
Well according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the deal that Wade should soon be getting from Pat Riley and company could be in the are of $15 million per season.
Based on Heat’s moves yesterday & their commitments, appears Dwyane Wade lining up for a deal that starts at about $15 million
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 15, 2014
Despite the criticisms of his play recently, it is essential to have Wade back on South Beach to bring a veteran presence to a team that, despite losing the best basketball player in the world, isn’t really out of playoff contention. Not to mention, this will more than likely be the last big contract that Wade ever gets in his career, so it’s more of a thank you than anything else.