Tuesday night, one reporter apparently jumped the gun, claiming Wade and the Heat had agreed to a one-year deal—and Wade would retire when it was up.
SOURCE: Dwyane Wade will sign a 1-year deal with the Miami Heat and that he will retire when the 2018-19 season ends— Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane) August 14, 2018
I don't know the terms of the contract, but Heat still have their full taxpayer exception and the vet minimum would also be an option— Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane) August 14, 2018
D-Wade sent out a tweet Tuesday morning that, though vague, appeared to address the report. You be the judge.
Fake News— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 15, 2018
Wade, 36, spent the first half of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His time in Cleveland was rocky, but he had a much better experience when he returned to South Beach for the second half of the season. He got in shape and put up 12.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. At times, he looked like vintage Flash.
He recently said he's staying in Miami and wants to play for the "Heat only."
"When the decision needs to be made, it will be made. It's different now. It's not like we're sitting down trying to figure out a $100 million contract and I need to sign it by July 8. So we have time," Wade said, according to the Miami Herald. "Heat only. If I play the game of basketball this year, it will be in a Miami uniform. If I don't, I'll be living in Miami and somewhere else, probably."