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May 28, 2015 Updates

Barry Jackson: Still hard to envision Wade leaving. But never underestimate a proud, accomplished athlete's desire to feel appreciated. Wade/Heat money gap is significant.Wade has every right to expect to be paid like other stars.But Heat's 2016 cap challenges complicate this Twitter @flasportsbuzz

But Wade has not decided anything, including whether he will opt out, the person said on Thursday. "He's trying to figure out how things should transpire and if he can reach another agreement with the Heat," the person said. USA Today Sports

More talks between Wade and the Heat are scheduled. He doesn't have to make a decision on opting out until the end of June, although it's clear the Heat want to go into the free-agent process without knowing what will happen with their longtime cornerstone. USA Today Sports

The Heat and Dwyane Wade have been discussing potential resolutions of his contract situation and there’s a significant difference in what both parties believe he should be paid for the next three seasons, according to multiple sources. Though Wade prefers to stay with the Heat, where he has spent his entire 12-year career, he is now open to considering other teams this summer if the Heat does not raise its offer, according to three sources with direct knowledge. Wade must decide by late June whether to opt out of a contract that would pay him $16.1 million next season. Miami Herald

The Heat wants to keep him but believes that paying him what he’s seeking would dramatically reduce its flexibility to add additional players during the summers of 2016 and 2017. Last summer, in order to give the Heat flexibility to augment its roster, Wade opted out of the final two years of a contract that would have paid him $41.6 million. He instead accepted a two-year, $31 million deal, which included a player option for next season at $16.1 million. Miami Herald

May 27, 2015 Updates

Dwyane Wade: Congrats to my brother @KingJames on 5 straight finals appearances... alot of people have no idea how tough that is. Twitter @DwyaneWade

May 13, 2015 Updates

Because Dwyane Wade said last year that he’s eager to see how much he can command next summer, when the salary cap rises considerably, everyone has expected he would not opt out of a contract that would pay him $16.1 million next season. Opting in seems to make the most sense. But it's curious that Wade was non-committal after the season ended, and his agent this week declined to say if he will opt in. If he surprisingly opted out, he would figure to re-sign here on a multiyear deal, and the Heat thus wouldn’t have cap space (even if Luol Deng also opted out), assuming Goran Dragic stays. (Unless Miami dumps additional salary such as Josh McRoberts or Mario Chalmers.) Miami Herald

April 22, 2015 Updates

Wade has the option of becoming a free agent again this summer; the expectation is that he will forgo a deal worth about $16 million for next season and work on a longer-term deal with the Heat. But no decision has to be made until late June, and Wade — who averaged 21.5 points on 47 percent shooting this season — is in no rush. "I signed my deal the way I did for a reason ... and the organization did it for a reason," Wade said. "It's my option. I'll decide when the time is right. Everyone knows I always try to do what's best for the organization, but I also have to do what's best for Dwyane Wade as well." AP

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