All has not been lost for the Miami Heat since they lost LeBron James last Friday, and that was evidenced once again on Tuesday as they re-signed Dwyane Wade to a new deal, just days after they were to lock up the other member of the Big Three, Chris Bosh. The deal was for two years and roughly $31.1 million, with a player option for the second year.
But, it seems as if there was something else in it that sweetened things up a bit.
Much like we found out about Carmelo Anthony and his new contract with the New York Knicks, according to Marc Stein of ESPN, Wade also secured a no-trade clause with the team and president Pat Riley, once again solidifying the notion that he is indeed the king of Miami.
Make it six. ESPN sources say Dwyane Wade has also secured a no-trade clause in his new deal with Miami
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014
Given Wade’s recent injury issues, and the contract the Heat gave him, it’s unlikely that anyone would make a major push to trade for him within the next two years, but you have to be on the safe side.
What this could also mean, though, is that it’s now all but guaranteed that he will retire as a member of the Miami Heat. Well, not just a member of the franchise, but maybe the best player to ever put a uniform on for them.