When an NBA player has been with a team for a very long time, it’s hard to envision them wearing a different uniform. According to the Dallas Morning News, Dwyane Wade contacted the Dallas Mavericks about signing with them in free agency. The longtime Miami Heat star could be leaving the only team that he has known.
Joining the Dallas Mavericks would be an interesting scenario for Dwyane Wade. He and the Miami Heat have battled the Mavericks twice in the NBA Finals, each side getting a championship after all was said and done. In the eyes of Heat fans, Wade would be joining the enemy.
Dallas Mavericks fans should be pretty excited about Dwyane Wade joining the team, as many want to see team owner Mark Cuban successfully be able to build a roster that can help Dirk Nowitzki compete for another NBA Championship before he decides to ride off into the sunset.
From a positional standpoint, it is interesting that Dwyane Wade would be interested in the Dallas Mavericks, as the team already has a starting shooting guard. Dallas committed a good amount of money to Wesley Matthews over the next couple of seasons, so they were set on Matthews being a starter.
Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat have been struggling to come to terms during their contract negotiations, reported CBS Sports. Since Wade is frustrated with the situation, he has instructed his representatives to contact other teams in the NBA to see what other options would be on the table.
A potential reason why Dwyane Wade would have the Dallas Mavericks on his list is the fact that the franchise is one of the better operated ones in the NBA. The loyalty that Mark Cuban and team president Donnie Nelson have shown Dirk Nowitzki over the years is something that basketball players noticed.