1. Dwayne Wade, SG, Miami Heat
Dwayne Wade and LeBron James teamed up in Miami to form a dynasty, going to four NBA Finals, while winning two championships. Even though they fell short of the six titles they said they would win, the two dominated the Eastern Conference, forming one of the best one-two punches the NBA has ever seen.
James left Cleveland to go to Miami before the 2010-11 season, and now it may be Wade’s turn to do the opposite.
Wade is an icon in Miami, leading the Heat to three championships in his 13 years with the team. Last season, the 34-year-old Wade scored nearly 20 points per game, carrying the franchise on his back and into the playoffs.
LeBron and Wade are the closest of friends, and LBJ may be able to persuade Wade to come to Cleveland for another shot at a ring. If the Miami Heat try to low-ball Wade this off-season, he would nicely fill the role left vacant if J.R. Smith leaves Cleveland.
Wade has already made a ton of money in the NBA, and is definitely no longer a max contract player. LeBron has already committed to coming back to Cleveland for next season, and he might have his best friend with him.