While I'd be shocked if he wasn't shopped this summer, there's also a very good chance that the Miami Heat might be stuck with him for the next two seasons. I didn't think that this would happen this year. The Heat would like to move him, but his contract makes that hard.
About an hour after the final game of his 15th National Basketball Association season, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade acknowledged that he has thought about retiring but said he won't make a final decision until later in the offseason.
"That's not my focus", He explained to a pool of reporters after the game. The 36-year-old has hinted about retirement before and just finished his 15th season in the league.
"Actually, I don't even really want to talk about it until we know for sure what he's going to do", James said.
Wade held a reserved role for most of the series, in Game 5 as well. He played in 21 games for the Heat, averaging 12.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 22.2 minutes per game.
"The elephant in the room, and not because of anything approaching oversized play in the playoffs", wrote Winderman.
Have NBA fans seen the last of Dwyane Wade the player?
Wade began the 2017-2018 season as a member of the Cavaliers after a one-year stint with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, ended with a buyout agreed to by both parties, but by mid-season, the roster changed over from a heavily veteran-laden team to one with several players who were in the early stages of their careers.
There was plenty of reaction to Wade's future.
Asked about his future postgame, Wade said, "One thing I ain't anxious about right now is that". Wade admitted that he has thought about retiring, but said that he won't make an official decision until during the summer. On the court, coach Erik Spoelstra appears ready to go another direction.
The coach who won three championships with Wade stayed away from getting emotional when talking about Wade's future. He said that Whiteside's "lack of energy like he wasn't interested" supported Spoelstra's decision to bench him.
Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, addressed the topic in a tweet after Miami's loss. He has played 876 games for Miami, and is the team's all-time leader in points (20,473), assists (5,009), steals (1,433), field goals made (7,426) and attempted (15,267) and free throws made (5,226) and attempted (6,815).