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Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
Position: G
Born: 01/17/82
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $20,000,000
At 33, Wade is embracing the role of professor with Winslow as his student. “As his career develops, hopefully he’s able to do multiple things on the floor, but right now there’s gonna be certain things (Erik Spoelstra) wants him to do, and some of those things I’m good at,” Wade said. “I’m just passing down knowledge to someone who I think could be good at things that I have strengths at. It’s gonna take a while, but if he figures it out at 21, he’s ahead of the curve. I figured it out at like 27.
Dwyane Wade is not afraid to take 3s, but he also is not afraid to admit that the long-range game is not his forte. Unlike last season, when he toyed with the idea of making 3-pointers a big part of his game, Wade goes into 2015-16 much more concerned with enhancing what he already gives the Heat rather than adding to it. “When the shot’s there, I’ll shoot it; When it’s not, I’ll drive it,” he said of his approach to 3-pointers this year. “I’m just focused on whatever the game asks of me. If the shot’s there, I feel comfortable enough with it. But a lot of times I don’t get the space out there that a lot of other guys get, and I’ve got a slow windup to get to my shot, so that makes it a little different for me.”
The initial goal for Wade was a long-term deal, perhaps, at 33, the final such deal of his career. The goal for the Heat was to try to avoid the oppressive “repeater” luxury tax and maintain salary-cap flexibility for 2016 NBA free agency. It could have left Pat Riley, the architect of the roster, in an uncomfortable, perhaps even untenable, position. So Wade went to the top, to ownership, not to go over his boss’s head, but rather to keep it as simple as possible, especially amid an outside view of a fractured franchise. “It just worked out where we were able to set up a meeting,” Wade said. “‘It was, ‘All right, let’s just meet at my house at 7:30.’ And we just sat down and talked for hours. And that went from talking about contracts to talking about all kinds of things. For me it was good to show how far I’ve come. I’ve never been involved really in the contract negotiations like that, to where I’m sitting down with the owners of the team and just trying to figure out the best scenario for myself and for the organization.”
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The upshot was a one-year, $20 million contract, leaving the Heat with both short- and long-term flexibility when it comes to the tax and cap, while leaving Wade with the possibility of the one, final longer-term deal. “That’s why I signed a one-year deal,” he said. “I understood kind of where our team is, what we’re looking to do this year and what we’re looking to do next year and how I can play a role in that. So I get it.”
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