Ellington, who joined the Heat in the wake of Wade’s departure, said he appreciated the talk of a potential Wade return, well aware of the respect in South Florida from Wade’s first 13 NBA seasons. “Obviously this is something that D-Wade helped build,” the 3-point specialist said, “so obviously this city and us as a team being able to have somebody like that on our team would be amazing.”
“We’re always together,” Ellington said, having spent last week at Dion Waiters’ fundraiser in their hometown of Philadelphia. “We’re always trying to support each other and hang out with each other. I mean, we were in the gym this morning and there were seven guys in there on a Saturday morning in August. I don’t know if there’s a lot of teams that have that going on. So that kind of just shows the type of dedication we have in our franchise.”