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Dwyane Wade | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Marquette
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Contrary to a previous report, Dwyane Wade has not decided whether or not he will opt out of his contract for next season.
Wade confirmed in his exit interview that he would opt into his contract for $16 million next season, but it now looks like he might be having second thoughts. "I signed my deal the way I did for a reason ... and the organization did it for a reason," Wade said. "It's my option. I'll decide when the time is right. Everyone knows I always try to do what's best for the organization, but I also have to do what's best for Dwyane Wade as well." It's hard to imagine Wade not returning to Miami, and it's possible he could just be eyeing one last major payday before he hangs it up. We will follow this story very closely in the offseason, but we fully expect Wade to be in a Heat uniform next season. Apr 22 - 1:12 PM

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Dwyane Wade confirmed during his exit interview that he will not be opting out of his contract this offseason.

Wade will be on the books for $16 million next season, which will give Miami some wiggle room in retaining Goran Dragic's services. Wade managed to suit up for 62 games this year while putting in averages of 21.5 points, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 3.4 turnovers per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the field and 76.8 percent from the charity stripe. His various knee issues will create headaches for owners, and we'd recommend letting someone else deal with him on draft day, despite his upside.
Apr 17 - 12:26 PM

Dwyane Wade (knee, rest) is not likely to play against the 76ers on Wednesday night.

The Heat really need to lose this game to help their chances of keeping a top-10 protected pick from possibly going to the 76ers. If the Heat win and the Nets lose today, the two teams will be tied for the 10th-worst record and be subject to a coin flip for 10th position. In other words, Wade sitting out doesn’t have much to do with actual basketball. Mario Chalmers and Tyler Johnson also benefit, assuming Chalmers plays.
Apr 15 - 7:46 PM

Dwyane Wade scored 22 points against the Magic on Monday with four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 34 minutes.

The Heat had everything go their way tonight with Brooklyn looking like garbage and taking an L. They're going to need the Pacers to lose Tuesday and Wednesday, though. If the Pacers get a win, Wade and company could wind up sitting out on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 1:24 AM

Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng are available to play against the Magic on Monday.

Thanks to a Nets loss on Sunday, the Heat are still alive to get into the playoffs. To get in, the Heat need to win both remaining, have the Nets lose both remaining and Indy lose out. Start Wade like you normally would.
Apr 13 - 5:52 PM

Dwyane Wade expressed his frustration with his team on the verge of missing the playoffs for just the second time in his career.

"You can't control what happened," Wade said. "Everyone goes through it at different times. You can't be angry. You can be disappointed. At the same time, it's part of the game. It's not always who is the most talented team. It's who can stay the healthiest. We weren't able to do that this year to give ourselves a chance." The Heat's playoff chances are practically out of reach now, and Wade will be eager to put this season in the rear-view mirror. Wade could be in danger of mssing a game down the stretch when the Heat are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, so his owners should keep an eye on the injury report.
Apr 12 - 10:33 AM

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points with six rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Raptors during a 107-104 loss.

This one hurts and the Heat are now 2.5 games behind the Nets and Celtics for a playoff spot. If the Nets and Celtics both win on Sunday, the Heat's playoff hopes will be over. On the other side of things, their first-round pick goes to the 76ers, but it's top-10 protected. They're currently in the 10 spot for the lottery right now, so a couple losses may help. Long story short, Wade could be shut down the rest of the way.
Apr 11 - 10:39 PM

Dwyane Wade (hip, knee) and Hassan Whiteside (hand) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

They were probable to play and they were never in doubt. Wade and the Heat are very close to falling out of the running for a playoff spot with wins from the Pacers, Nets and Celtics on Friday. If that happens, Wade could be shut down. He's good to go tonight, though.
Apr 11 - 5:54 PM

Dwyane Wade (hip, knee), Hassan Whiteside (hand), Luol Deng (knee) and Chris Andersen (foot) are all probable for Saturday's game vs. the Raptors.

The Heat must win tonight to keep their playoff aspirations alive, so all of these guys should be uniform. We will have an update prior to tip-off, so make sure to check back to avoid any late surprises. Wade clearly isn't 100 percent, but he is a must-start player every time he takes the court.
Apr 11 - 2:06 PM

Dwyane Wade made 4-of-20 from the field for nine points during an 89-78 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds, three assists, five turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

His shot was off tonight in one of his worst shooting lines of his career. Wade suffered a minor hip injury, but he was able to play through it. There were some murmurs among the Heat beat writers that Wade could shut it down once the Heat are eliminated, which makes sense because he's mentioned how he's going to try and battle through injuries to get into the postseason. His owners will want to check on his status for Saturday. If he's out, Tyler Johnson would get in the rotation while Mario Chalmers would benefit. Miami is 1.5 games behind the Celtics and Nets for a playoff spot.
Apr 9 - 10:50 PM

Dwyane Wade (knee) finished Tuesday's much-needed win vs. the Hornets with 19 points (6-of-17 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

The bad news is that Wade committed seven turnovers in addition to his poor shooting. The victory moved Miami within half a game of the idle Celtics for the East's final playoff spot, ensuring that Wade will continue to play heavy minutes despite a myriad of lingering injuries.
Apr 7 - 10:29 PM

Dwyane Wade (knee) is listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Charlotte.

He was listed as probable and his status was never truly in doubt, as Miami is trying to overcome a deluge of injuries to steal a spot in the playoffs. Make sure he's locked into your active lineups, as he'll once again be the alpha and omega of Miami's offense.
Apr 7 - 7:00 PM

Dwyane Wade (knee) and Goran Dragic (back) are among seven players listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

Okay then. We expect both Wade and Dragic to be out there, so owners should have their usual confidence in putting each in the lineup, especially considering they're fighting for their postseason lives. Zoran Dragic, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Halsem, Tyler Johnson and Henry Walker are the others listed as probable.
Apr 6 - 1:50 PM

Dwyane Wade lamented the struggles the Heat have had with injuries this season.

Miami's roster has just been gutted, and the team is limping toward the finish line as they try and stay in the playoff picture. "We come into the locker room and you don't know who's going to be on the court with you," Wade said. Wade is fighting through a bruised knee, but there is nothing to suggest he'll take time off with the rest of his crew so banged up right now. Keep rolling him out there so long as he remains on the court.
Apr 6 - 10:21 AM

Dwyane Wade (knee) finished Sunday's loss vs. Indiana with a game-high 27 points (11-of-21 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), one rebound, three assists, two steals and one block.

Wade continues to dominate the Heat offense with a usage rate of 34.6 percent since the All-Star break. He has settled into top-50 value over the past three weeks despite averaging only 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists without a single block in under 30 minutes per game. He's a must-start player when active, and Miami's fight for the playoffs lessens the risk of DNPs, but owners still need to routinely double-check his status.
Apr 5 - 9:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Mario Chalmers
3Shabazz Napier
4Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Zoran Dragic
SF1Luol Deng
2James Ennis
3Michael Beasley
4Henry Walker
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen