For Dwyane Wade, choosing whether to return for his 15th NBA season or enter retirement is a tough decision to make. It’s something that’ll require hours of thinking, and it’s something Wade says he hasn’t decided on yet.
Once Wade makes that decision — and should he choose to return — another decision that requires thinking looms: Which NBA team to join in free agency. Wade appeared on Fox Sports Radio Sunday morning to shine light into his current situation:
Dwyane Wade tells @ChrisAndCaron that he has not made any decisions about next season, but he if does return, he'd like to play in Miami.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) June 10, 2018
“If I decide to come back and play the game of basketball, I would love for it obviously to be in Miami,” Wade said.
Wade’s close friend LeBron James is also scheduled to be a free agent on July 1. In 2010, James chose to join forces with Wade and fellow free agent Chris Bosh to form “the big three”.
“To me, I don’t think it’s a basketball thing,” Wade said of LeBron James’ impending free agency. “I think at this point in his life it’s more so of a lifestyle thing of ‘Where my family is going to be the most comfortable’ or ‘Where I’m going to be the happiest at.’”
Along with Wade, Heat players Wayne Ellington, Udonis Haslem, Luke Babbitt and Jordan Mickey will also become free agents on July 1.
Udonis Haslem, who’s played every season of his career with Miami — which includes two championships with Dwyane Wade — also has not made a decision on his future yet.