Dwyane Wade had a miniature career resurgence after being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat at the midway point of this past season—is it possible that could be his final NBA season? A Chinese team is pushing to land Wade, per a new report.
Per Sportando, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls have offered Wade a deal worth $25 million over three years. That's almost certainly more cash than he could command on the NBA market—and definitely more than he would receive from Miami if he wanted to stick around South Beach.
"The Heat, who are operating above the NBA salary cap, are limited either to an offer of the $5.3 million taxpayer mid-level exception for 2018-19 to Wade or the $2.3 million minimum salary for a player of Wade's 15-season NBA tenure," Winderman adds.
The Golden Bulls have featured more than a few NBA players over the years—J.R. Smith, Kirk Snyder, and Eddy Curry, among others. Swish suited up for the Golden Bulls during the 2011 NBA lockout.
Wade earlier this summer said he wanted to stick with the Heat, who have been relatively quiet this summer. Miami has three open roster spots for next season, and one of those spots will presumably go to veteran big man Udonis Haslem. It's not yet clear whether the Heat are fully committed to sticking with disgruntled center Hassan Whiteside.