Wade said Sunday that he has yet to decide if he wants to continue playing during the 2018-19 season, Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports reports. Wade, who will become a free agent in July, said that if he does return for a 16th NBA season, he would like to return to Miami, where he finished the 2017-18 campaign following a February trade from Cleveland. While suiting up for 67 games between the two teams, Wade made only three starts and averaged 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 22.9 minutes per contests, all of which were the lowest or second-lowest marks of his career. If he elects to keep playing during the upcoming season with the Heat or another franchise, the 36-year-old would almost certainly have to settle for a full-time bench role, with his playing time potentially plunging even further.
Wade tallied 11 points (4-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 104-91 loss to the 76ers. Wade returning to Miami was one of the feel-good stories to come out of the season but sadly it ended with a loss on Tuesday. Wade has made solid contributions to the team since arriving mid-season and could probably go around for another season if he so chooses. That choice, however, remains clouded in mystery at this point and could be for some time yet. He is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and whether he plays on or not, his legacy in Miami is second to none.
Wade produced 25 points (10-22 FG, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, three steals and one assist in 25 minutes during Saturday's 106-102 loss to the 76ers. Wade finished with a team-high 25 points, throwing up 22 shot attempts in just 25 minutes of playing time. He is not going to die wondering and one has to think that this could have been the final home game for the Heat this season. They are going to need Wade to be at his best if they hope to force a Game Six and bring the series back home.
Wade compiled 28 points (11-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Monday's 113-103 victory over Philadelphia. Wade looked more like the 26-year-old version of himself on Monday, turning back the clock with a vintage performance to lead the Heat to a 10 point victory. Wade was on fire early in the game, maintaining that form to finish with a game-high 28 points in just 25 minutes. He gets four days rest now before the Heat host the 76ers in what is going to be a pivotal game in the series.
Wade generated 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and four assists across 19 minutes in Miami's 130-103 loss to the Sixers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Wade turned in a bench-high scoring total with a sharp effort from the field, and his veteran savvy and offensive contributions could certainly be pivotal to the Heat's chances of enjoying any postseason success. The blowout nature of the second half likely capped his minutes overall to an extent, and moving forward, he's likely to enjoy an allotment of playing time closer to the 22.3 minutes he averaged after returning to Miami at the trade deadline.
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