The Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade will be meeting within the next week to discuss on-going contract issues and attempt to reach and agreement according to Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst of ESPN. It’s Wade’s desire to stay with the Heat and finish his career with the team, but sources close to the Heat say Wade is un-happy with the recent offers from the Heat, especially with the amount of money he has left on the table the last two free agencies.
Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are planning to meet within the next week to address contract issues and attempt to reach an agreement on the future, multiple sources told ESPN.
Wade has until next Monday to decide on whether he’s going to opt in for next season and earn $16.1 million or become an unrestricted free agent.
Wade and the Heat sit far apart on their desires; the Heat would prefer for Wade to opt into the deal and Wade would prefer a new, richer and longer-term contract, sources said.
The sides have not formally spoken in some time. They had discussed a new contract for around $10 million per year for up to three years beyond his current deal, sources said.
Wade, who took a pay cut in 2010 when LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed and again last summer to help make cap space to sign Luol Deng, is interested in a pay raise and not a pay cut.
Heat president Pat Riley is planning on building another superstar team, and would for sure love Wade to be a part of it. Wade averaged 21.5 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game in 62 regular season games for the Heat last season.
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