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Hard to tell where this is going between Wade and Heat. It's curious why his agent is talking to the media at this point of negotiations.
It got tricky late in careers for Heat with Zo (first time), then Hardaway (big money but weight clause). Now Wade. End game always tough.
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
Still hard to envision Wade leaving. But never underestimate a proud, accomplished athlete's desire to feel appreciated.
If Dwyane Wade finishes career in Miami, even w/o another title, he'll be viewed as #1 all-time in market. If not, Marino probably keeps it.
One final thing: Wade just had 3rd-highest usage rate of his career & was 3rd in scoring in East. So I get why he'd want to be a priority.
There's a middle ground to strike: showing Wade the respect he's earned while not giving out a "Kobe deal," even w/ cap flexibility tricky.
Wade's agent, Henry Thomas, "My sense at this point is it's relatively early, and we'll continue to talk about it."
But this is one of the reasons why I -- and some in org -- didn't like the Heat Lifer campaign. Basketball is business. For all sides.
Wade''s agent, "He's had a tremendous career [with the Heat] and we're just trying to see whether or not there's room to continue that."
.... (6th) Finally, if Wade went anywhere, at any point, I've typically heard L.A. as an option. But I still expect Heat to sort this out.
... (5th) This is a rare situation where neither side really has the leverage. Management & the player r both incredibly popular.....
.... (4th) If Dragic signs to #'s expected, Wade wd be 3rd-highest paid on team in 15-16. If Whiteside develops, cd be 4th/5th in 16-17....
.... (3rd) That was never a given. Wade made it clear when he opted out (costing himself $6M in '14-15), he had TV windfall in mind...
Remember, Wade did meet with Bulls in 2010 prior to Big Three formally signing. Bottom line: Heat and Wade already in discussions.
... (2nd) Some Heat officials had held out hope Wade would take the Dirk, Duncan approach late in career: below-market, 1-year deals....
So what Wade's situation could come down to is whether Wade can work out a deal with the Heat before having to explore open market.
But he also spoke of how Bosh, another of his clients, was able to bring a competing offer (from Houston) to table last season.
OK, now exhale: Henry Thomas, Wade's agent, just told me, "It's relatively early." . . .
fake it till you make it
... say likelihood of Wade leaving or whether Wade will definitely opt out. Wade's preference is to opt out & get big 3-yr deal from Heat.
Wade's agent, Henry Thomas, says: "I am going to continue to have conversations with the Heat and try to make this work" but won't....
As we noted in the link, Wade prefers to remain in Miami. But he also wants the financial respect that someone who has done so much deserves
Correction: Heat preseason tickets will be sold online or at Ticketmaster outlets beginning tomorrow. AA Arena box office starting Monday.
Heat announce home preseason sked: Oct. 4 vs. Charlotte; Oct. 12 vs. San Antonio; and Oct. 21 vs. Washington. Rest of schedule at later date
Breaking: Miami Beach substitute Rabbi Steve Karro arrested after touching an 11 year old's butt and kissing her neck http://t.co/cKHDT1xCzn
So, yeah: Tom Thibodeau playoff record against LeBron: 4-12. Of course, more importantly his time in Chicago will be linked to DRose.
State of NBA coaching... since Erik Spoelstra, 2nd longest-tenured coach w/ current team, coached 1st game, 38 others have coached their 1st
"some success" http://t.co/xFMXplGYL4
A lot being said (leaked) by the Bulls, but Luol Deng has sworn by Tom Thibodeau, said it had him considering a Bulls return last summer.
Bulls make it official: Tom Thibodeau out as head coach. Fourth-most regular season wins during his tenure.
Timofey Mozgov is a 200-1 bet to win Finals MVP... similar to my own odds
According to Bovada, Curry opens at 4/9 to win Finals MVP, & LeBron opens at 2/1, which seems like a pretty decent price
Did I dream last night that blood was pouring out of Klay Thompson's ear after taking a knee to the head?