Udonis Haslem Rumors

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Udonis Haslem
Udonis Haslem
Position: F
Born: 06/09/80
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $2,328,652
When the Heat drafted Josh Richardson in 2016, both Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem mentioned similarities between Richardson and former Heat guard Eddie Jones. Jones this week said he also sees those similarities. “I like the kid,” Jones said at Jason Taylor’s annual charity golf tournament. “I would like to see him more aggressive [offensively]. Before Dwyane got back, he was super aggressive. I wish he would keep that aggressiveness and not defer as much.”
“[Udonis Haslem] always talked about, as you get older, you take it year by year. But this is the first summer that I will go into the summer and say I ain’t got much hair left, but I’m going to let my hair down and look at everything as a whole, my family and basketball. Being back here helps that situation for me, makes the decision even easier since now that I’m back already. And sit down with Pat [Riley] and Micky [Arison] and everybody and see what’s best for me and go from there.” If Wade agrees to play for the minimum $2.4 million season, only $1.5 million would count against the salary cap. It’s possible, though less likely, that Miami would give Wade a chunk of its salary cap exception — either a $5.5 million taxpayer midlevel exception next summer or a full $8.8 million midlevel exception depending on whether Miami is a tax team.
Nobody might be happier about Dwyane Wade coming back to the Miami Heat than Udonis Haslem. In fact, go ahead and mark it down. Nobody is happier about Wade, 36, heading home than his best friend. “I bet you probably want to hear me say I knew it all the time, don’t you?” Haslem said through a grin Thursday outside the Heat’s locker room inside AmericanAirlines Arena. “No, it’s good, man. I’m happy for him. I’m happy to have the opportunity to play the game of basketball with him and compete with him, to lead with him. The guys are excited about the opportunity. Hank is still doing his job from above.”
Storyline: Dwyane Wade to Heat