Dwyane Wade has teased retirement for family reasons but has not ruled out returning to the Heat this season. He was also offered a 3-year, $25 million deal to play in China for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. Now according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Wade is now “seeming inclined” to play for Miami in the 2018-19 season.
No decision has been made official as of yet. Training camp for the Heat begins next month. As mentioned by Wade at the end of July, family is the key factor in his decision to come back for a 16th season.
“My son is a junior in high school right now. Every decision at this point, especially in a professional athlete’s career, at 36 years old, a lot of it surrounds around their families and what is best for their family. So I am really invested into making sure that my sons can have every tool that they need to be able to succeed at this game of basketball and game of life.” (Via ESPN)
Wade is not the star that he used to be in Miami but can still give his squad some solid minutes off the bench. Hopefully he finds some succcess with the Heat in 2018 and finish his hall of fame career on a good note, should he decide to return this season.