Miami Heat must contend or Dwyane Wade leaves in July 2010
It’s hard to fault the two-guard’s comments. After all, many of the league’s superstars got new teammates this summer. For instance, LeBron’s Cavaliers added Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe’s Lakers swapped Trevor Ariza for Ron Artest, and Boston’s ‘Big Three’ is now ‘The Big Four’ with post Rasheed Wallace …
Breaking news mixed with analysis …
Their News: ”Dwyane Wade will remain in
Otherwise, he might need moving trucks next summer.
The reigning NBA scoring champion, who can opt out of his Heat contract after the 2009-10 season, said Monday that simply getting to the playoffs "is not enough" to satisfy him anymore and that his long-term commitment to Miami hinges entirely on the franchise getting back into the mix for the title trophy he hoisted just three years ago.” (Associated Press found via ESPN news)
Our Quick Analysis: If the team is a contender, he’ll consider staying.
After much speculation, Dwyane Wade clarified his intentions regarding next summer’s pending free agency: ‘Flash’ will consider re-signing with the Miami Heat, but only if South Beach is in contention for an NBA Title.
Translation: Wade wants Heat executive Pat Riley to get him immediate help.
It’s hard to fault the two-guard’s comments. After all, many of the league’s superstars got new teammates this summer. For instance, LeBron’s Cavaliers added Shaquille O’Neal,
While the strong have gotten stronger,
To be fair, the entire class of 2010 is taking a wait-and-see approach. Chris Bosh has informed the struggling Raptors he’ll opt-out next July, while James, even with an exceptionally strong team, hasn’t signed anything with the Cavaliers.
But Wade’s squad is lodged in the middle. Last year,
So far, the oil slick GM hasn’t cooperated. And the consequences of such inactivity could be felt next summer.
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