Dwyane Wade might not sign until the season?
A definitive answer on Dwyane Wade’s future may not be coming any time soon.
In a Twitter Q&A session Sunday, RealGM’s Keith Smith received a question about Wade’s status with the Miami Heat and reported that the 36-year-old guard was still weighing all of his options. Smith added that could mean that Wade might not sign until the new season starts in October but did say that the last word was he wanted to be back in Miami.
Word is Wade is still weighing all of his options. That may mean not playing or not signing until the season is under way. Last word was he wanted to be back in Miami, but we'll see if that is how it plays out. https://t.co/Wap1LMZ0S0
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 23, 2018
The three-time champion Wade has already said that he would only return to play for the Heat. However, he is also weighing the possibility of retiring after 15 seasons in the league and has now gone over three weeks into free agency without making a decision.
It’s understandable if Wade does not want to go through the grind of training camp and the preseason again. But players who skip those months with an eye on returning once the season is underway often wind up never actually coming back (such as Wade’s former Heat teammate Ray Allen).
In any case, we know that one person who has major pull on the 12-time All-Star wants to see him return, so it may just be a question of when for Wade.