There’s some bad blood brewing in the negotiations between the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Wade was insulted after the team offered him a $10 million a year contract, which is about half the amount that he made last season.
Via The Vertical
The Heat’s initial offer of $10 million annually – which would’ve constituted a 50 percent pay cut from his $20 million 2015-16 salary – deeply angered Wade, league sources told The Vertical. Even with the Heat planning to counter to a higher figure, league sources said, Wade has been insistent on starting to explore the market and meet with teams once he returns from an overseas vacation, league sources said.
Wade already has four teams lined up who are ready to over him over $20 million a year for multiple seasons.
The Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks have started a courtship process that has included offers in length of two and three years and upward of $20 million a season – a salary the Heat so far have been reluctant to offer, league sources said.
Considering Matthew Dellavedova just inked a $10 million dollar contract and Timofey Mozgov is about to get paid $16 million a year, Wade’s market value has skyrocketed. Hopefully both parties can figure things out because as lifelong Heat fan I would hate to see Wade go.