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Dwyane Wade | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Marquette
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Dwyane Wade indicated in a recent interview that he plans to play in 75-plus games next season.
Wade may be shooting for 75-plus games, but his knees may have a different plan in store. Wade sat out 28 games last season, with 13 of those DNP's due to rest. He didn't look capable of carrying a team during the 2014 Finals as he shot just a combined 7-of-25 from the floor during the final two games of the series. Players that rely on their explosive athleticism in favor of a solid jumper typically have a quicker fall from grace than the latter, but it's too early to declare Wade as washed up. A bounce-back year isn't out of the question, especially with the larger offensive role he'll need to take on, but he will be a very risky pick come draft day and we wouldn't recommend taking him in the early rounds. Aug 1 - 6:44 PM

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Dwyane Wade said he's on a diet and is already lighter than he was for 2013 training camp.

He added he's eating more vegetables and it's one of the hardest things he's ever done. Wade changing his diet makes a lot of sense due to his body starting to break down, and he might be taking a page out of former teammate Ray Allen's book. The upside is going to be there for Wade in fantasy leagues next season, but he's far too risky to take in the early rounds of drafts.
Aug 1 - 9:27 AM

Dwyane Wade said LeBron James is his new favorite player to play against.

"Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant... the second best all time.... now, I have a new favorite player to play against... my former teammate, LeBron James." LeBron heading to Cleveland cost Wade around $10 million because Wade opted out of his $42 million option. Wade and the Heat are thin and injury-prone on the wing this season, so there may be some unexpected players needing to step up, or Wade is going to have to turn back the clock a few years and be his old self.
Jul 28 - 11:50 AM

Dwyane Wade has finalized a multi-year contract with the Heat, which the AP is reporting as a two-year deal with a player option in the second year.

As fantasy owners know all too well, Wade's knees caused him to be rested during back-to-back sets last season, and he wound up missing 28 regular season games. He should have a bigger role offensively with LeBron James gone, but it's debatable whether Wade can still carry the burden of being a No. 1 option on a daily basis. He gave up money in the short term by opting out of his two-year, $42 million deal this summer, but he's still expected to make around $16-17 million next season.
Jul 15 - 2:55 PM

Dwyane Wade's next contract with the Miami Heat is expected to start at $15 million per season, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

While it won't be the $20M+ that Wade was owed if he didn't opt out of his contract prior to free agency, it is still quite a bit more than most were expecting Wade to make if LeBron James re-signed with the Heat. Wade's 2013-14 averages of 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.5 steals don't look so bad on the surface, but are a lot tougher to stomach for fantasy owners when considering that the only played 54 games. Wade will be expected to take on more of a leadership role alongside Chris Bosh now that James has taken his talents back home to Cleveland, but isn't worth an early-round fantasy selection due to the headaches that come with his games missed.
Jul 15 - 11:13 AM

Dwyane Wade is not expected to finalize a new contract with the Heat until Monday at the earliest.

There's no doubt that D-Wade will stay with the Heat, and Pat Riley is preoccupied with other moves to flesh out the roster. Miami has already signed Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng, in addition to retaining Chris Bosh, and both Wade and Mario Chalmers are expected to re-sign in the near future.
Jul 13 - 5:02 PM

Dwyane Wade said he's sad to see LeBron James "begin a new journey" in Cleveland.

He said LeBron will always be a part of his family and knew it wasn't an easy decision. Wade lost out on a lot of money with LeBron leaving, opting out of the last two years of his contract. He'll have a lot more responsibility next season and is expected to sign with the Heat any day now.
Jul 12 - 4:32 PM

Now that Chris Bosh is returning to Miami on a max deal, the Heat are reportedly trying to finalize shorter deals with Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem.

Wade will likely stay loyal to Pat Riley and remain in Miami alongside Chris Bosh. Haslem is a fan favorite in Miami, and he has repeatedly taken less money to remain with the franchise throughout his career so it would be shocking to see him land elsewhere. Wade will need to prove that he is still capable of carrying a team after a disappointing 2013-14 season. His knees will be a concern and it would probably be best to let another owner deal with Wade come draft day.
Jul 11 - 6:06 PM

The Bulls have reportedly reached out to Dwyane Wade to gauge his interest in joining his hometown team.

Wade is from Chicago, and with LeBron James headed back to Cleveland, and Chris Bosh likely bound for Houston, it's possible Wade bolts the rebuilding roster in Miami that consists of Norris Cole, Josh McRoberts, and Danny Granger. However, Wade has spent his entire career in a Miami Heat uniform, so it's possible he feels some loyalty to the organization that he's won three championships with.
Jul 11 - 4:31 PM

Dwyane Wade faces an uncertain market as a free agent with LeBron James opting to sign in Cleveland.

Wade could have earned $41.8 million over the next two seasons but he chose to terminate his deal as part of Miami's roster rebuild. That plan is crumbling quickly now that LeBron is gone, as Chris Bosh may soon follow suit and there aren't likely to be many huge, long-term offers for Wade given his chronic knee problems and injury history. Wade has played with Miami since being drafted in 2003-04, but at the moment their decimated roster doesn't have much going for it.
Jul 11 - 1:00 PM

Dwyane Wade is expected to be with LeBron James on his flight from Las Vegas to Miami on Thursday night.

Things are definitely getting interesting. Wade and LeBron spent a lot of time in Vegas together, so Miami may have a better chance at keeping LeBron than many thought. The flight to Miami isn't really worth reading into too much since it's much closer to Brazil than Vegas.
Jul 11 - 12:23 AM

According to Dwyane Wade's agent, "nothing's changed" in Wade's approach to free agency since July 1.

A report from John Canzano of the Oregonian stated that Wade was ready to sign a four-year deal starting at around $12 million in 2014-15, but that has since been denied by Wade's agent. LeBron James' agent has been meeting with teams other than the Heat, and Wade and Chris Bosh are unlikely to ink any contracts until LBJ chooses where to sign.
Jul 6 - 4:20 PM

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh clearly had "a breakdown in communication," according to Yahoo! Sports.

"LeBron seems ready to explore market," a source told Yahoo! Sports. Oh boy. If for some reason there is a breakdown in bringing LeBron back to Miami, Wade is going to miss out on a lot of money. Other teams are in hot pursuit of LeBron over the holiday weekend and things certainly got more interesting with this report. Of course, this could be a tactic for the Heat to make some moves.
Jul 3 - 9:02 PM

The agent who represents both Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade denied that his clients have agreed to contracts starting at annual salaries of $11 million and $12 million, respectively.

This doesn't mean that Bosh and Wade haven't agreed to some tentative framework for contracts with the Heat, but they may not be giving up as much cash as initial reports indicated. John Canzano, a reporter for the Oregonian, previously reported that Wade was expected to sign a four-year contract beginning at $12 million, while Bosh would ink a five-year pact beginning at $11 million.
Jul 1 - 7:34 PM

Dwyane Wade will reportedly return with the Heat on a four-year contract, according to the Oregonian's John Canzano.

He'll earn $12 million in the first year of the deal, which means he lost close to $10 million in 2014-15 by declining his player option. It's a bold move for Wade, though he'll make some of it back by locking himself into a contract through the 2017-18 season. His ailing knees make that a risky proposition for Miami, but by restructuring Wade and Chris Bosh's contracts they've propped open the window for a few more championship runs with the Big 3.
Jul 1 - 2:45 PM