Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade mum for now on future plans, retirement talk

After the Heat were eliminated by the 76ers in five games, the question on everybody's mind was the future of Dwyane Wade.

Wade has essentially conveyed the sentiment that he'll either re-sign with the Heat or retire and that he doesn't plan on playing for another team.

"I love Philly, but ain't gonna be no breaking news here in Philly", Wade said, as reported by ESPN.

When Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls as a free agent back in the summer of 2016, the lines of communication between Wade and the front office were fractured. With Wade's role with the Cavs clearly in jeopardy, Cleveland wanted to "do right" by Wade and traded him back to Miami for a protected second-round pick.

Wade made his return to Miami, where he spent 13 seasons of his career, after being away for 2 seasons, at the National Basketball Association trade deadline and it has been quite the storybook tale for the icon and the team. His 37 minutes in Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers led the team, also leading them in scoring with 18 points, while registering six rebounds, six assists, three steals, and a block. He said, though, that he continues to trust head coach Erik Spoelstra's decisions, but the dissatisfaction was evident in his words and gestures.


That being said, Wade's wife, Gabrielle Union, tweeted Wednesday to say that she hopes her husband won't call it a career just yet. "There's a lot of good things about this season that I'll sit down and I'll think about".

When asked by reporters about his future with the Heat, he simply stated: "We'll see". 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. On that note, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has reported the Heat will explore trading center Hassan Whiteside.

He had another game in the playoffs against Philadelphia worth noting. "Right after the game it was like, '(If it's) our last time going against each other, then it's been everything and more.' But I'll give you guys a more in-depth analysis of his career if he decides to hang 'em up".

'Each day that he's been back, I've just been trying to enjoy it.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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